The Lebanon County Police Chiefs have announced the date for 2020 Trick or Treat as Thursday, Oct. 29, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The City of Lebanon will follow the Chiefs’ recommendation and hold Trick or Treat on the same date. Mayor Sherry Capello is expected to release more information on the City’s Trick or Treat plan in the near future.

As always, dates are subject to change. LebTown will publish a new article if this date shifts due to weather or other events.

In a release, the North Cornwall Township Police department asked that all children be accompanied by a grown-up and to stay in groups when possible. It is recommended for trick-or-treaters to only visit homes of people they may know and to carry a flashlight. To ensure safety, only cross the street at corners instead of between parked cars. A trusted adult should check all treats before they are eaten by a child. 

All trick-or-treaters should wear a costume they can see and hear in well and that also fits, to avoid tripping. Wearing bright-colored clothing and glow-in-the-dark patches or strips on the costumes will help drivers to watch out for children. North Cornwall Township Police also suggest wearing face paint instead of masks. 

The CDC has asked the public to avoid traditional door-to-door trick or treating to help prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus, but according to their most recent guidance, trick-or-treating can be a moderate risk activity if steps are taken to social distance, such as stationing outside on a porch, driveway, or yard and preparing grab-and-go, individually-wrapped treats for visitors. For families seeking a lower risk options, the CDC recommends a scavenger hunt-style trick or treat search in your household.

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