Towns issue guidelines for Halloween trick or treating

October 28, 1998

Carroll County towns request that children and parents follow the towns' guidelines for Halloween trick or treating. Town regulations are as follows:

Hampstead: Trick or treat night is 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday. Residents should display a light at the door if they welcome a visit.

Manchester: Trick or treat is held 6 p.m. to 8: 30 p.m. Saturday.

Westminster: Trick or treating by children age 12 and younger, with an adult, should be conducted between dusk and 9 p.m. Saturday. Residents who wish to participate should turn on their outside light.

Children are advised to wear light-colored clothing to be visible to motorists and visit homes in their immediate neighborhoods that have a light on.

Union Bridge: Trick or treat is permitted from 6: 30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Friday.

New Windsor: New Windsor does not encourage trick or treating. The officially endorsed activity is the Lion's Club parade and party Friday.

Participants may register starting at 6 p.m. at the old New Windsor Middle School. The parade begins at 7 p.m. and will end at the fire hall.

Judges will select the scariest, funniest and most original costume in the following age groups: age 5 and younger, 6 to 8, 9 to 12, 13 and older, and groups.

Participants will receive treats courtesy of Sulphur Spring Lions Club.

Taneytown: The mayor and council discourage trick or treating. The 21st annual Halloween parade will be held at 6: 30 p.m. tomorrow.

Float judging will be held during the parade. Costume judging will take place after the parade at the carnival grounds. A party for children follows.

Sykesville: Main Street businesses welcome trick or treaters, age 10 and younger, to visit from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday. Sykesville Business Association also is sponsoring a costume contest for children.

The town allows trick or treating from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday.

Mount Airy: The town encourages trick or treating Halloween night and sets no time limits. Children should only visit homes that have outside lights turned on. Woodbine Recreation Council will sponsor a Halloween party for children age 10 and younger. Festivities begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at Salt Box Ball Park on Gillis Falls Road and include a costume parade and refreshments. Admission is $1 per child.

Pub Date: 10/28/98


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