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When is Trick-or-Treating in Greendale?

There are still a few weeks left to decide on costumes and to stock up on candy before the village-wide trick-or-treating on Sunday, Oct. 28.

Greendale's trick-or-treat hours will again give parents the option for daytime or evening candy collection.

Village officials set trick-or-treat hours from 4 to 7 p.m. on Oct. 28, keeping them the same as last year. 

The Halloweed festivities begin at 3 p.m. Oct. 28, with the Public Celebrations Committee's annual Halloween parade. The parade is expected to attract more than 500 children walking in costume and is expected to last 45-60 minutes. 

Here are some trick-or-treat hours from neighboring communities:

  • Greenfield: 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 28
  • Oak Creek: 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 28
  • Hales Corner: 4 to 7 p.m. Oct. 28
  • Franklin: 4 to 6 p.m. Oct. 28
  • Milwaukee: 1 to 4 p.m. Oct. 28

And before you send your little ones to collect their goodies, here are some trick-or-treating safety guidelines from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration:

  • Wear costumes made of fire-retardant materials; look for “flame resistant” on the label.
  • Wear bright, reflective costumes or add strips of reflective tape so you’ll be more visible.
  • Wear makeup and hats rather than masks that can obscure your vision.
  • Test the makeup you plan to use by putting a small amount on the arm of the person who will be wearing it a couple of days in advance. If a rash, redness, swelling, or other signs of irritation develop where the makeup was applied, that's a sign of a possible allergy.
  • Check FDA’s list of color additives to see if makeup additives are FDA approved. If they aren’t approved for their intended use, don’t use it.
  • Don’t wear decorative contact lenses unless you have seen an eye care professional and gotten a proper lens fitting and instructions for using the lenses.
  • Don’t eat candy until it has been inspected at home.
  • Trick-or-treaters should eat a snack before heading out, so they won’t be tempted to nibble on treats that haven’t been inspected.
  • Tell children not to accept—or eat—anything that isn’t commercially wrapped

Here are some more Halloween tips from the FDA, and here are a few more from the Mayo Clinic.

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