Halloween festivities set hours before witching hour

Kids should trick-or-treat from dusk to about 8 p.m.

October 31, 2001|By Ellie Baublitz | Ellie Baublitz,SUN STAFF

To celebrate Halloween, Carroll County towns and shopping centers have planned trick-or-treating times and other activities, including:

Westminster: Trick-or-treat- ing from dusk until 8 p.m. today inside city limits. Children age 12 and younger can make the rounds with a parent or adult guardian. Trick-or-treaters are encouraged to wear light-colored clothing for safety. Residents wishing to participate should turn on porch lights. Information: 410-848-9000.

Sykesville: Trick-or-treating will be allowed from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Information: 410-795-8959.

Mount Airy: The town has no restrictions on trick-or-treating but asks residents who wish to hand out goodies to turn on porch lights this evening. Information: 410-795-6012.

Hampstead: Trick-or-treat- ing from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today. Information: 410-239-7408.

Manchester: Trick-or-treat- ing from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today for those age 12 and younger. Residents are requested to turn on porch lights if they wish to hand out treats. Information: 410-239- 3200.

New Windsor: The town has no set date for trick-or-treating and does not encourage it. Information: 410-635-6575.

Union Bridge: Trick-or-treat- ing from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today. Information: 410-775-2711.

Taneytown: Trick-or-treat- ing from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. today. Children younger than age 12 must be with an adult. Residents wishing to participate should turn on porch lights. Information: 410-751- 1100.

TownMall of Westminster will hold mallwide trick-or-treating starting at 5 p.m. today while supplies last. Children can pick up free trick-or-treat bags at the customer service center. Information: 410- 857-0300.

140 Village Shopping Center will sponsor a visit from Uncle Goose the Clown from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. today. Information: 410-840- 0991.

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