Montgomery moves trick-or-treating to Oct. 30

The official trick-or-treat date in Montgomery this year is Oct. 30.
The official trick-or-treat date in Montgomery this year is Oct. 30.(Source: WSFA 12 News)
Published: Oct. 15, 2021 at 5:38 PM CDT
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (WSFA) - The city of Montgomery has made a change to this year’s Halloween festivities.

The City Council passed a resolution making Saturday, Oct. 30 the official trick-or-treat date. City leaders also recommend these activities wrap up by 9 p.m.

Montgomery isn’t the only city doing this. Millbrook, Andalusia and Opelika are also observing trick-or-treating on Oct. 30. These cities’ trick-or-treat hours will close out at 8 p.m.

Prattville and Auburn are keeping Oct. 31 as their official trick-or-treat date with hours of 6-8 p.m.

The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is bringing back its drive-thru trick-or-treat event on Oct. 30 at Garrett Coliseum on Federal Drive. It will run from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed and the City Council encourage safety this Halloween, as well as observance of COVID-19 protocols.

They offered the following guidelines:

Be attentive

  • Only trick or treat with family members and people you know.
  • Accompany your children and stick to well-lit houses of neighbors that you trust.
  • Be cautious and courteous while interacting at the door.
  • If possible, use a flashlight or battery-operated candle in jack-o-lanterns. Use precautions if using a real candle.

Stay safe

  • Maintain safe social distancing from others in large groups.
  • Inspect candy before eating.
  • Make sure children’s costumes do not obscure vision or make it difficult to walk.
  • Carry hand sanitizer.

Provide a pedestrian-friendly environment

  • Open sidewalks and driveways as residents approach homes where others are getting candy.
  • Wear reflective clothing and bring glow sticks or flashlights.
  • Obey all traffic rules and look both ways before crossing the street.

Montgomery police will be patrolling neighborhoods to help ensure safety.

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