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Keep safe and have fun this Halloween!

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Posted at 10:41 PM, Oct 20, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-20 22:41:24-04

Virginia Beach, Va. – The time is almost here for candy, ghosts and costumes and Virginia Beach wants you to be safe and responsible.

Virginia Beach Public Safety First Responders is reminding families to plan ahead to make this year a fun but safe one.

Trick-or-Treating begins at dusk and ends at 8 p.m. for children 12 years of age and younger. If you are passing out treats, you are asked to turn your porch light on so children will know to approach.

Some other Halloween tips include:

  • Wearing bright colors and adding reflectors for higher visibility
  • Make sure that children can see clearly through face masks or using face paint instead of a mask.
  • Carrying a flashlight and making sure that cellphones are charged in case of emergencies
  • Join in the fun and go with young children. Have a group system. Never allow children to go alone.
  • Give or accept only wrapped or packaged candy.
  • Instruct your child to never go into the home of a stranger, or get into their car.

Looking to do something different?

Hampton Roads offers other events to get involved this Halloween: