The village of Plainfield's Halloween trick-or-treat hours are 4 to 7 p.m. Monday. If you live in unincorporated Plainfield or Wheatland townships, the hours are 3:30 to 6 p.m., according to the Will County Sheriff's Office.
Police have also issued these safety tips for trick-or treaters:
- Always trick-or-treat with adult supervision.
- Go out in groups because there's safety in numbers.
- Make sure costumes allow for a clear field of vision, and face paint is always better than masks.
- Wear costumes that a bright or reflective so motorists can see them.
- Always carry a flashlight or glow stick for better visibility.
Safety tips for drivers on Halloween are:
- Pay extra attention at crosswalks, intersections and the side of the road. Children my cut across the street to get from house to house so keep scanning your surroundings as you drive.
- Drive below the posted speed limit in residential areas during trick-or-treat hours so you have extra time to brake if you have to.
- Don't pass vehicles that a stopped in a roadway because they may be dropping off or stopping for trick-or-treaters.
The Plainfield Fire Protection District offered these additional Halloween tips:
The Plainfield Fire Protection District has some Halloween fire safety tips to keep your holiday celebration enjoyable.
- Avoid costumes with billowing or long trailing fabric.
- Teach your children to stay away from open flames (candles, touches, fire pits, etc.) and make sure they know how to stop, drop and roll if their clothing catches on fire by stopping immediately, dropping to the ground, covering their face with their hands, and rolling over and over to put the fire out.
- The safest way to light your jack-o-lantern is with a flashlight or battery operated candle. If you do use a candle in your jack-o-lantern, keep it away from anything that will burn, such as curtains or other decorations, and locate it so it will not be near children trick or treating, doorsteps, walkways and yards.
- Always keep your exits clear of decorations so if there is a fire they do not block your escape route.
- When attending parties at others’ homes check for ways out of the home in the event of a fire and plan how you would get out. Teach children to plan this way as well.