Borough of Oxford Releases Halloween Guidelines

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OXFORD, PA — The Borough of Oxford has released its 2021 Halloween guidelines.

The Borough is encouraging those who choose to celebrate trick-or-treating to do so on Sunday, October 31, 2021, between 6 – 8 pm following these recommended guidelines:

  1. Children should only visit homes that have their porch lights on.
  2. Inspect your children’s candy before they eat it, especially for those with food allergies (some people use teal pumpkins to distribute allergy-free treats).
  3. Make sure children know their phone number and address — and to provide this information to a police officer in an emergency.
  4. Plan and discuss the trick-or-treat route you will take.
  5. Establish a time for children to return home.
  6. Teach children to travel in familiar areas, stop only at well-lit houses and never enter a stranger’s home.
  7. Stay on sidewalks and avoid walking in streets, if possible. Cross streets only at the corner and never cross between parked vehicles or mid-block.
  8. When trick-or-treating, use battery-powered lights, keep your devices charged and pick a place to meet if you get lost.
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Authorities also urge drivers to stay under the speed limit in residential areas, in case trick-or-treaters may dart out in front of cars.

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