We've got the scoop on trick-or-treating hours, safety tips and the weather forecast as your little ghouls and goblins count the hours until Halloween on Thursday.
The City of Plymouth's official trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Canton and Plymouth Township do not have set trick-or-treating hours, so use common sense.
The National Weather Service predicts Thursday will be mostly cloudy with a chance of showers and a possible thunderstorm with a low around 51 degrees.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention offer the following advice for all trick-or-treaters:
- Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
- Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
- Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
- Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them.
- Limit the amount of treats you eat.
- Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you.
- Always walk and don't run from house to house.
- Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
- Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
- Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
- Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
- Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
- Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
- Enter homes only if you're with a trusted adult.
- Only visit well-lit houses. Don't stop at dark houses.
- Never accept rides from strangers.
- Never walk near lit candles or luminaries.
- Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.
Donate your candy to the troops
Bright Side Dental participates in the "Halloween Candy Buyback" program. For every pound of unopened candy brought in, kids will be rewarded with a raffle ticket for a chance to win an amazing prize. Candy will be sent overseas to service members via Operation Gratitude. For more information visit www.brightsidedental.com.
Now all you need to decide is whether you'd prefer a trick or a treat!