Cleveland Heights Shares Trick-or-Treat Safety Tips

Keep your kids safe this Halloween by following these suggestions, courtesy of the City of Cleveland Heights.

The City of Cleveland Heights celebrates Halloween with a trick-or-treat night from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.

Residents who plan to hand out goodies should leave their porch lights on and check for any possible tripping hazards like flower pots and low or downed tree limbs.

The city provided parents and guardians a list of safety tips in the latest edition of the quarterly FOCUS magazine. Here are a few reminders to make candy collecting fun and worry-free: 

  • A parent or guardian should accompany young trick-or-treaters
  • Carry a flashlight
  • Make sure children can see out of eye holes if wearing masks
  • Make sure costumes are fire-proof
  • Only go to homes with the porch lights on, and do not enter stragers' houses
  • Adults should check treats before allowing children to eat the holiday candy
  • Never consume unwrapped candy or beverages
Ken Adams October 29, 2012 at 11:45 AM
good luck. the hoaeds of carloads of unruly kids/teens from east cleveland, cleveland, euclid makes trick-or-treat in the heights absolutely no fun, as well as dangerous.
Jeanne Gordon October 29, 2012 at 05:37 PM
Have you heard anything from the City about delaying trick or treat? I know people are starting to get worried about Wednesday night as it looks like we will still be dealing with the remnents of Sandy. If they can delay leaf collection . . .
bruce biddle October 30, 2012 at 04:48 PM
Sport November 03, 2012 at 08:51 PM
Response to Ken Adams: We have noticed cars parked on our street on Halloween night for several years. We have not had any problems with these kids coming from the city. Sometimes their Moms wait in the car, and sometimes they can be seen on the sidewalk, making sure that their kids are safe, just like we do for our kids. Most of them come here because our neighborhood is safer for their kids than their own would be. As long as they are polite, and they usually are, we welcome them, and wish them a safe and happy Halloween! If anyone causes trouble, no matter where they are from, we will deal with them, or call the police.


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