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Liberty County Sheriff: Skip the Halloween door-to-door trick-or treating

Liberty County Sheriff: Skip the Halloween door-to-door trick-or treating
Posted at 6:43 AM, Oct 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-26 04:14:33-04

LIBERTY COUNTY, Fla. (WTXL) - The Liberty County Sheriff's Office is strongly discouraging door-to-door trick-or treating this Halloween.

Sheriff Eddie Joe White cited safety reasons for his suggestion, including the power outages, high traffic volumes, commercial power restoration and debris removal efforts.

This year Halloween falls on Wednesday, October 31.

White also discourages pulling trailers with kids on board or having them riding in pick-up truck beds, saying multiple hazards on roadways can cause an accident or injure a child.

The sheriff's office will be offering two drive-through locations for people to bring their kids and let them scare the sheriff.

One location will be staged at the drop off locations for students of Hosford and Tolar Schools, starting at 6 p.m. Wednesday. The volunteers who host the Haunted Train at Veterans Memorial Park will provide decoration and hand out candy.

Area churches are also encouraged to provide safe destinations.