(UNDATED) - Ghosts and goblins will be out trick-or-treating tonight and police are warning motorist to be careful as trick-or-treaters hit the streets in Bedford, Mitchell and Orleans from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
If the weather is too cold, or you are looking for a safe place to take your scary characters Super Oldies 105.5 will host Super Treat at the Bedford Limestone Girls Club from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. tonight.
The following businesses will be there handing out treats: Judy Macy State Farm, Small Axe Jiu Jitsu, Lawrence County Solid Waste, Bedford Ford, Guardian Martial Arts, Orscheln Farm & Home, Lawrence County Health Department, Inklings Bookstore, Indiana Steel, Signals Driving School, Lawrence County Farm Supply, Work One,Girls Club, Ringer & Daniels, Mary Kay Cosmetics - Becky Thompson, Marks BBQ & Catering
and Super Oldies.
There will be candy, costumes, music and popcorn, Magic Morning cookies and Apple Acres cider. So come join the fun.
While families prepare for a night out of hunting for candy and festivities, local authorities want to remind families of safety tips.
Officials stressed trick-or-treaters should only visit homes with the porch lights on. Those residents not willing to participate are asked to keep their porch lights off.
Parents should always check candy acquired from homes they do not know just to be safe.
"We have not had problems with that, and we want to keep it that way," says Bedford Police Chief Dennis Parsley.
Lawrence County Sheriff Sam Craig says families should take caution when getting ready for Halloween by ensuring there is reflective gear or identifiers on their children as they go from house to house.
Most importantly, police stressed, is drivers should be cautious when driving during the trick-or-treating hours due to dark costumes and children running around.
"Drivers need to be cautious. There will be a lot of goblins and ghosts running around, and probably a lot of dark clothing," Parsley said.
Extra patrols will be on duty and anyone caught speeding will be cited to prevent any accidents.
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