News Release

​​​LCG Encourages Trick or Treat Safety
Posted: 10/23/2017 1:00 PM
 

Lafayette Parish will observe Halloween on Tuesday, October 31, with Trick or Treating designated hours from 6-8 p.m. that same evening.
 
With safety as the paramount concern, Lafayette Consolidated Government (LCG) reminds citizens of the following precautions to assure a safe and enjoyable Halloween and Trick or Treating next week:

 
  • Be sure to be seen - Carry a flashlights or glow sticks and add reflective tape or reflectors to dark colored costumes
  • Consider face paint and decorative hats as alternatives to masks that can limit or block eyesight
  • Wear flame retardant costumes and only carry costume props constructed of cardboard to avoid injury
  • Travel in groups under the supervision of parents or guardians
  • Use sidewalks where available, stay to the side of the road and watch for cars
  • Stay in familiar neighborhoods and only visit familiar homes with porch lights on
  • Adults should inspect all treats prior to the children enjoying them
  • Give and accept wrapped or packaged candy only
  • Drive cautiously in neighborhoods and areas where children may be trick or treating
  • For adults attending parties, please plan ahead and practice responsible drinking. Do not drink and drive.
     
While Halloween is more of a community custom than it is a government event, LCG acknowledges the tradition of Trick or Treating. LCG and the Lafayette Police Department work to provide public safety awareness around Halloween and Trick or Treating activities. LCG, however, does not regulate Halloween or Trick or Treating, and thus does not mandate when related activities may or may not occur. LCG understands that neighborhoods may coordinate alternate dates and times for Trick or Treating and recognizes the rights of groups and organizations to do so.
LCG wishes everyone safe Trick or Treating and a Happy Halloween!