Ghosts and goblins will have a narrow window of opportunity to hunt for those tasty Halloween treats this year.
Brazil Mayor Ann Bradshaw told The Brazil Times she hoped to have extra police officers on patrol duty during the upcoming spooky holiday to help protect the community's youngest residents.
"Please be so very careful out there, as it will be dark and hard for motorists to see," Bradshaw said, while offering advise for parents. "Stay with your children when trick or treating. Halloween should be a fun and safe night for both children and their parents."
Officials urge residents who want to pass out candy to turn on their porch lights so families will know which homes to pay a visit to.
Due to Halloween falling on a Sunday, some communities have limited trick-or-treating hours in order to respect those who wish to keep the Sabbath.
The official witching dates and times for the following cities includes:
* Brazil: Oct. 29-30, from 5:30-8:30 p.m.,
* Carbon: Oct. 29-30, 5:30-8:30 p.m.,
* Center Point: Oct. 30-31, 6-8 p.m.,
* Clay City: Oct. 30, 6-9 p.m.,
* Knightsville: Oct. 29-31, 6-8 p.m.,
* Harmony: Oct. 29-30, 6-8 p.m., and
* Staunton: Oct. 30-31, 6-9 p.m.
According to the Clay County Sheriff's Department, trick-or-treat hours in rural county areas are not scheduled, which makes times little ghosts and goblins can be out at the discretion of their parents and rural residents. However, it is recommended parents follow the times and dates set forth by the closest community.
Trunk and Treat
Sharing The Real Effect That Christ Has (S.T.R.E.T.C.H.) is presenting the annual "Trunk and Treat" Halloween alternative from 6-8 p.m., Wednesday, at the Forest Park "cow palace."
This event is free to the public and the entire family is welcome.
There will be decorated vehicles to visit where stories from the Bible will be shared and treats will be given out.
Elementary school-aged children will also have the opportunity to register for numerous door prizes.
S.T.R.E.T.C.H. is a group made up of area churches which desire to provide safe, fun events for the children of the community.
For more information, contact Corinna Stewart at 446-2214 Ext. 16.