What you need to know for Halloween

Peabody Police Chief Bruce Burke reminds Peabody parents that their children who are younger than 18 must be off the streets at 8:30 p.m. Oct. 31.

“If they have been at an event at school or the HUB or a supervised gathering at someone’s home and are on their way home after it is over, they must be taking the most direct route to their house,” Burke said.

The city ordinance also requires them to stay at home until 5 a.m. the following day.

“They cannot return to the streets as soon as the clock hits 12:01 on Nov. 1,” he said.

Burke encourages parents to take children to the Trunk or Treat event downtown where the streets will be barricaded and well lighted as the children collect their candy. Car trunks and truck beds will be decorated for Halloween.

Peabody Care Center, Westview Manor, and Indian Guide Terrace also will be having special trick or treating for children at various times during the evening.

“The children still can go house to house until the curfew,” Burke said. “That is a parental choice. But we want everyone to know that there are other options with some safety factors.”

For more information, contact the Peabody Police Department at (620) 983-2133.

Residents of Indian Guide Terrace will be passing out candy from 5 to 7 p.m. in the community room at the south end of the building. Go to the south entrance on Vine Street.

Trick or Treaters may get candy from 5 to 7 p.m. at Peabody Care Center on the lower level. Use the Poplar Street entrance.

At Westview Manor treats will be available for youngsters from 6 to 8 p.m. at the nurse’s station. Enter the main door at the south end of the building.

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