ALEXANDRIA, La. (City of Alexandria) - The City of Alexandria has set Halloween trick-or-treating for children from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31.
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“We want everyone to have fun,” Alexandria Mayor Jeffrey W. Hall said, “but we also want everyone to be safe. So, I urge drivers to be extra cautious and watch for children crossing the road. I also ask parents to please accompany their children on trick-or-treat rounds. We have released a list of area events that begin this Friday through Halloween which are safe alternatives to traditional trick-or-treating.”
The Alexandria Police Department also will hold a Trunk or Treat safe alternative from 5:30-8:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 31 at the Public Safety Complex on Bolton Avenue.
“We will, of course, have extra officers patrolling the streets on Halloween,” APD Chief Jerrod King said. “Still we remind everyone to stay aware of your surroundings at all times. There is no treat worth any child getting lost or possibly getting hurt during what should be a fun evening.”
If anyone sees anything suspicious please do not hesitate to call APD, King added. The telephone number is (318) 449-5099.
Monsteria (All Rapides Parish Libraries) - Oct. 31 (4 p.m. - 5 p.m.)
Alexandria Mall BOO BASH - Oct. 31 (5:30 p.m. - 7 p.m.)
APD Trunk or Treat, Bolton Avenue Public Safety Complex - Oct. 31 (5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.)
Newman United Methodist Church Trunk or Treat - October 31 (5:30 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.) 5700 Oran Avenue (Martin Park).
Bethel A.M.E. Church Trunk or Treat - October 31 (5:30 p.m.)
Night of Light - October 31 (5:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.)
Family of Grace North Campus 1904 North Bolton Ave
Family of Grace South Campus 4200 South MacArthur Drive
Philadephia Baptist Church Horseshoe Drive in Alexandria - October 31 (5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.) Real Encounters BMX Bicycle Show at 6:00 p.m. (as seen on America’s Got Talent)
Trunk or Treat, games, and concessions
Door Prizes-2 Mountain Bicycles given away
Zion Hill Church Fall Festival - October 31 (5 p.m. - 8 p.m.)
Nov. 1 - Parkway Elementary Fall Festival from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. (Admission: 2 canned goods to support 4-H Food Drive) Concessions, fun zone, book fair and face painting
Nov. 1 - Word of Grace Trunk or Treat (6 p.m. - 8 p.m.)
Nov. 1 - Feast of All Saints. Pre-K 3 and 4 will participate in the Parade of Saints - 8 a.m. Cabrini Fest 5 p.m to 9 p.m. Rock wall, obstacle course, zip line, gumbo, live music, booths and more. Glow Ride or Run at 6 p.m.
Nov. 2 - Cabrini Fest continues. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Talent show from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Bingo from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
• Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
• Put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
• Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
• Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.
• Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.
• Parents or adults should supervise kids under age 13 for trick-or-treating. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, tell them to stick to familiar, well-lit and trick-or-treat in groups.
• Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
• Choose face paint and makeup instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
• Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
• When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.
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