By IVY HERRON
Are your children ready to scare up some candy treats while having some spooky fun? Area city and town officials have announced the following designated days and times for trick-or-treating this Halloween:
-Brazil and Knightsville's resident goblins and ghouls can trick-or-treat Oct. 30 - 31, between the hours of 6 - 8 p.m., while Staunton children can trick-or-treat until 9 p.m. both days.
- Carbon children can trick-or-treat between 5 - 8 p.m. on Oct. 30 - 31, while Center Point children can trick-or-treat during the same hours only on Oct. 31.
- Children living in Clay City can trick-or-treat between 6 - 9 p.m. on Oct. 31.
Officials at the Clay County Sheriff's Department say there are no trick-or-treat hours scehduled in rural county areas -- making trick-or-treat times at the discreation of rural parents -- but it is recommended that people follow the times and dates set forth by the closest community.
To ensure the safety of children spooking up some Halloween fun, officials recommend adult supervision and the use of flashlights while walking along streets and sidewalks during the twilight hours. Children should wear reflective clothing, obey rules for crossing the street and only visit homes with the porch lights on while trick-or-treating.
All candy should be inspected by a parent or guardian before allowing a child to eat their treats.
Residents wishing to pass out candy to trick-or-treaters are asked to turn on their porch lights.