Pumpkin patches, hayrides and corn mazes are a few things I enjoy around Halloween. I have special memories carving pumpkins and trick-or-treating with my daughters. While Halloween is an exciting time for our little ghosts, goblins and ghouls it’s also vital to stay alert and remain safe.
The City of Maryville Police Department provided my office with the following safety tips to share with all trick-or-treaters to ensure everyone stays safe on Halloween night:
- Do not go to any dark, unlit houses.
- Do not go inside a stranger’s house.
- Do not eat any candy until an adult checks it. Eat only factory wrapped candy.
- Younger children should always walk with an adult. Older children should always walk in a group.
- Pay attention when walking past driveways to make sure cars aren’t pulling in or out.
- Parents: Keep an eye out and drive safe!
Fall events are in full swing and if you have not, I encourage you to check out Blount Partnership and Visit my Smokies for upcoming events in Blount and Sevier Counties. I look forward to seeing you as we continue to support our local communities.