(Editor's note: The following information was supplied by the Tewksbury Police Department.)
The Tewksbury Police Department, in cooperation with the Community Services Department, will be hosting the 14th Annual Community Safe Halloween on Sunday, Oct. 28, from 10a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Parks and Recreation Center on Livingston Street.
There will be games for the children to play, as well as arts & craft tables courtesy of the Tewksbury Public Schools, Tewksbury Food Services, Tewksbury Public Library, and Lowell General Hospital. Volunteers will be providing free face painting and the Police Department will be distributing temporary tattoos.
There will be a motorcycle demonstration on the tennis court, a costume contest by the snack shack, a police K9 dog show on Memorial Field, & touch a truck in the rear parking lot. The Police Department will be providing free trick or treat pumpkins to all the kids.
All of this is made possible thanks to the above mentioned businesses as well as the Tewksbury Country Club, Tewksbury Fire Department, Tewksbury Department of Public Works, and a private resident donation.
In case of rain, a smaller version of the event will take place at the Tewksbury Senior Center.
For more information, please contact Officer Jennie Welch at (978)851-7373, Ext 230.
Tips for Safe Trick or Treating
If you're going 'Trick or Treating' at Halloween, remember these safety tips, so you can have fun and keep safe at the same time!
■Always go trick or treating with an adult
■Only go to houses where you or your friends know the residents
■Don’t knock on doors where there is a sign saying ‘NO callers’ or there are no outside lights on
■Stay in areas that are lit with streetlights - take a flashlight with you just in case
■Stay with your friends - don’t split into smaller groups unless an adult goes with you
■Don’t talk to strangers on the street
■Don’t enter any house, stay on the doorstep
■Always look carefully before crossing the road, even if you are part of a group;