Grenada Mayor Billy Collins recently announced the last Saturday of this month for children trick or treating in the city.
Collins said last week that the city’s Halloween observation hours have been set for Saturday, Oct. 30 from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.
“The Saturday date has been set because this year the 31st falls on a Sunday,” Collins said. “It’s important to get the word out this early, so citizens can start preparing.”
Collins said that although Halloween is a festive time, adults should remain ahead of the game when it comes to the children’s safety.
“Halloween is a very exciting time for children, dressing up in costumes and getting yummy treats,” Collins said. “So as adults, let’s all focus on safety to make sure that the children have fun and that everyone makes it home safe and sound.”
Local law enforcement officials want to get an early jump on the annual holiday to ensure everyone’s safety, especially while kids are out having fun. However, they say “nonsense” will not be tolerated.
Officers will be on heavy patrol throughout the night on both Oct. 30, and Halloween night.