PLAY IT SAFE
What was it our parents always told us ‚?? don‚??t take candy from strangers? Except on the last day of every October ‚?? and with parental supervision, right?
If you‚??re the parent now and concerned about the sourcing of all that free candy, here‚??s a list of several local ‚??safe‚?Ě trick-or-treating and ‚??trunk-or-treating‚?Ě spots:
‚?Ę Mall-o-ween: Come in costume and visit all stores that display a Halloween balloon, plus enjoy local radio DJs. Wyoming Valley Mall, Wilkes-Barre. 6 tonight. 12 and under.
‚?Ę Trunk-or-Treat: Decorated cars, music, crafts, costume parade, snacks and trick-or-treating from car to car. Christ United Methodist Church, 175 S. Main Road, Mountain Top. 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday.
‚?Ę Trick-or-Treat at Michaels, Arena Hub Plaza: Make a tote or pail from 11 a.m. until noon Saturday; face-painting from noon to 1; parade around the store and stop at spooky stations from 1 to 2. $5 per child.
‚?Ę Trunk-or-Treat: Visit decorated cars to gather treats. Lehman-Idetown United Methodist Church, 1011 Mountainview Drive, Lehman Township. Noon to 2 p.m. Sunday.
‚?Ę Trunk-or-Treat: Food, treats and a moon walk. Come in costume to St. Peter‚??s Lutheran Church, 1000 S. Main St., Wilkes-Barre, from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
‚?Ę Halloween in the Halls: Safe trick-or-treating inside Misericordia University‚??s residence halls along with Halloween-themed activities including face-painting and crafts. 301 Lake St., Dallas. 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday.
‚?Ę Community trick-or-treat: Trick-or-treat from car to car in the parking lot of Sweet Valley Church of Christ, 5439 Main Road, with hayrides, games and a campfire. 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday.
‚?Ę Trunk-or-Treat at the Plains United Methodist Church, 133 N. Main St., from 3 to 6 p.m. Sunday.
‚?Ę Trunk-or-Treat: Go from car to car for candy in the parking lot of Conyngham United Methodist Church, 411 Main St., from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday.