KILLEEN--- With Halloween just a couple weeks away the city of Killeen is getting ready for their free Halloween carnival and reminding their citizens about safe practices for trick-or-treating.
The city offers a safe alternative to door to door trick-or-treating with a free Halloween carnival featuring games, arts and crafts, a haunted house, pumpkin patch, and much more. The carnival is October 31 from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Special Events Center, 3301 South W.S. Young Drive. Kids should dress in costume and bring a bag for candy, city officials say.
The city of Killeen suggests trick-or-treating door to door between the hours of 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Households that wish to distribute goodies should turn the front porch lights on to indicate they welcome trick-or-treaters, and trick-or-treaters should only approach houses that have porch lights on, officials say.
For a safe and happy Halloween, Killeen officials say that costumes should not obstruct a child's vision, hearing, or movement, and should be flame resistant. Also, parents should examine all candy before children enjoy it.