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Area trick-or-treat times

Halloween is Wednesday, and area communities have established times for trick-or-treat.

Adams County

Decatur: Wednesday, trick-or-treat 6 to 8 p.m.

Geneva: Wednesday, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., trick-or-treat in both residential and business districts

Allen County

Fort Wayne:

*Wednesday, trick-or-treat 6 to 8 p.m.

*Through Wednesday, 6 to 8:30 p.m. weekdays and 5 to 8:30 p.m. today, the Great Zoo Halloween, Fort Wayne Children’s Zoo, 3411 Sherman Blvd.

Grabill: Wednesday, trick-or-treat 6 to 8 p.m.

Huntertown: Wednesday, trick-or-treat 6 to 8 p.m.

Leo-Cedarville: Wednesday, trick-or-treat 6 to 8 p.m.

New Haven: Wednesday, trick-or-treat 5 to 7 p.m.

*Wednesday, 4 to 6 p.m., Downtown on Broadway trick-or-treating

*Wednesday, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Halloween Carnival, Schnelker Park

DeKalb County

Ashley: Wednesday, trick-or-treat 5 to 7 p.m.

Auburn: Wednesday, trick-or-treat 4 to 6 p.m. downtown and 6 to 8 p.m. residential

Garrett: Wednesday, trick-or-treat 6 to 8 p.m.

Waterloo: Wednesday, trick-or-treat 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Huntington County

Andrews: Wednesday, trick-or-treat 6 to 8 p.m.

Huntington: Tuesday and Wednesday, trick-or-treat from 6 to 8 p.m.

Markle: Wednesday, trick-or-treat 6 to 8 p.m.

•Wednesday, 6 to 8 p.m., Fall Festival Party at Markle United Methodist Church

Roanoke: Wednesday, trick-or-treat 5 to 8 p.m.

Warren: Wednesday, trick-or-treat 6 to 8 p.m.

Kosciusko County

North Webster: Wednesday, trick-or-treat 6 to 8 p.m.

Pierceton: Wednesday, trick-or-treat 6 to 7:30 p.m.

Syracuse: Wednesday, trick-or-treat 6 to 8 p.m.

Warsaw: Wednesday, trick-or-treat 5 to 7 p.m.

LaGrange County

LaGrange: Wednesday, trick-or-treat 5 to 7 p.m.

Shipshewana: Wednesday, trick-or-treat 5 to 8 p.m.

Noble County

Albion: Wednesday, trick-or-treat 5 to 7 p.m.

Avilla: Wednesday, trick-or-treat 5 to 7 p.m.

Cromwell: Wednesday, trick-or-treat 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Ligonier: Was on Tuesday.

Steuben County

Angola: Wednesday, trick-or-treat 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Ashley: Wednesday, trick-or-treat 5 to 7 p.m.

Fremont: Wednesday, trick-or-treat 5 to 7 p.m.

Hudson: Wednesday, trick-or-treat 5 to 7 p.m.

Orland: Was on Tuesday.

Wabash County

North Manchester: Wednesday, trick-or-treat 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Wabash: Wednesday, trick-or-treat 5 to 8 p.m.

Wells County

Bluffton: Wednesday, trick-or-treat 5 to 8 p.m.

•Wednesday, 5 to 6 p.m., Boo in Bluffton offers trick-or-treat with participating downtown merchants and with outlying businesses from 6 to 7 p.m.

•Autumn Adventure will be from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bluffton City Gym with games, prizes and treats

Ossian: Wednesday, trick-or-treat 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Whitley County

Churubusco: Wednesday, trick-or-treat 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Columbia City: Wednesday, trick-or-treat 6 to 8 p.m.

South Whitley: Wednesday, trick-or-treat 6 to 8 p.m.

Safety tips

Costumes •Avoid costumes with baggy sleeves or billowy capes and skirts that can trip the child or possibly catch fire if they brush against jack-o’-lanterns or candles.

*Choose footwear that fits comfortably. Big, floppy shoes are difficult to walk in and may cause a fall.

*Costume props can hurt someone badly in a fall, so try to use props that are flexible.

*Ensure the eye holes in a costume are wide enough to allow the child to see fully and that the mask fits properly. A mask that is too loose may slip and block vision. Face paint may work better than a mask.

*Make sure costumes can be seen by drivers in the dark. Choose glow-in-the-dark costumes or use retroreflective tape and stickers.

*Have an adult travel with the children under the age of 13 because it isn’t safe for a child to be trick-or-treating alone. Those over the age of 13 should always go with at least one other person and preferably a group.

*Review traffic safety rules such as crossing at crosswalks and intersections. Stop at street corners. Look left, right and then left again, and do not cross between parked cars. Remind children to never step into the street without looking to see whether a vehicle is coming.

*Make sure parents or caregivers check treats before a child begins eating the candy. Children should pick individually wrapped or sealed candy and treats.

Source: Allen County Safe Kids

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