Downtown Rome and Mount Berry Square mall are ready.
Trick or Treat on Broad Street will last from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, with participating merchants handing out candy, while the stores of Mount Berry Square will get in the spirit of things from 6 to 9 p.m.
Maj. Denise Downer-McKinney, of the Rome Police Department, said that they try to let people know about events like these to try and cut down on traffic on the roads and the possibility of anybody getting hurt.
“If you go out into neighborhoods you run the risk of kids running across the street and either place would be a safer option,” Downer-McKinney said.
“It’s good because you know those places and the merchants are going to provide candy and goodies that are safe.”
If Halloween night does include visiting certain neighborhoods, Downer-McKinney advises parents to take precautions.
“We tell them just to be very careful and make sure there are lights in the area or bring a flashlight,” she said.
She also suggests that parents inspect all of the candy that children get during trick-or-treating, throwing away any that is unwrapped or in a loose wrapper.
The forecast for Wednesday calls for sunny skies with a high near 62 and windy, with gusts as high as 25 mph. Wednesday night will be mostly clear with a low of 34.
- Trick or Treat on Broad Street will be from 2 to 5 p.m. Wednesday. Participating merchants will be giving out goodies to trick-or-treaters. Participants should be 12 or younger. (map)
- Halloween trick-or-treating will be hosted by the tenants of Mount Berry Square mall Wednesday from 6 to 9 p.m. The first 250 kids (12 and younger) will receive a goody bag and a balloon. Merchants will be handing out candy for all children, while supplies last. (map)
- Hollywood Baptist Church, 112 Lombardy Way, will host a Trunk or Treat event in the parking lot from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. For more information call 706-234-6642. (map)
- A fall festival, open to the community, will be at Etowah Park on Wednesday night from 6 to 8 p.m. It is sponsored by Sherwood Forest Baptist Church and will include free hot dogs, candy, games, face painting and inflatables. (map)
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