Halloween happenings and safety tips

BANGOR, Maine (NEWS CENTER) -- With Halloween right around the corner, kids and adults will be heading out tomorrow trick or treating around the country. And it's important to be safe while walking around outside this Halloween.

Whether you're dressing up as a ghost or goblin this Halloween there are some important tips to know when heading out.

First lets start with driving. Some of those tips include not taking shortcuts around your neighborhood, staying alert, slowing down and driving sober. For your kids, make sure they have reflective tape on their costumes and choose ones with light colors.

Make sure their costumes fit and that they use glow sticks or flashlights. And last, children under 12 should have an adult with them. One final safety tip this is from the national safety council teach your children to never enter someone’s house.

We start in the Queen city with BanGOREfest wrapping up this Sunday afternoon at UMaine. On Monday the Bangor Police Department will be hosting a trick or treat event, for kids between 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. No word on if the Duck of Justice is dressing up.

In the Portland area on Monday the 34th West End Halloween Parade will be taking place for all ages starting at 6:15 p.m. off of Brackett Street.  The Children's Museum and Theater of Maine will be hosting kids for a costume parade. That will start at 10:30 a.m. Monday. 

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