Branson Police are reminding families to keep health and safety in mind this Halloween season. This year, Branson Police encourage alternative activities that are more low-risk. Some of those include the following:
- Carve or decorate pumpkins outside while social distancing with neighbors or friends.
- Have a virtual Halloween costume contest.
- Set-up an outdoor movie night with the family.
- Plan a Halloween scavenger hunt for children. Give them lists of Halloween-themed items to look for while they walk outdoors while admiring Halloween decorations.
- Consider carefully planned organized events like the Branson Parks & Recreation Halloween Hayride & Haunted Barn.
If you decide to go trick-or-treating, here are some safety tips to remember:
- Purchase flame-resistant costumes and make sure that masks do not obscure vision.
- Make sure children are always visible by using flashlights, reflective material, and glow sticks.
- Trick or treat as a family and only approach well-lit homes.
- Only accept pre-packaged candy
- Don’t assume motorists see you, they probably can’t.
As always, if you see anything suspicious call 911.