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Halloween plans for area towns

The Polo City Council has endorsed plans for trick-or-treating on Halloween.

Polo Police Chief Tim Rockwood said the city’s trick-or-treat hours will be from 4-7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 31.

All those who participate are asked to wear masks. Residents who don’t wish to participate are asked to turn their porch lights off. All children participating must be accompanied by an adult or guardian.

“Don’t let kids repeatedly reach into a bucket,” Rockwood said. “There should be 10 people or less in groups. These are just recommendations. We need to make sure parameters are out there for parents to hopefully endorse.”

People are asked to hand our candy in open spaces and not participate if they’re feeling ill in any way.

The city also acknowledged that the state and the Center for Disease control may announce restrictions in the future.

Other area hours for trick-or-treaters are:

Forreston: Trick-or-treat hours will be from 5-7 p.m. on Oct. 31. Residents are asked to only go to houses with porch lights on and to social distance.

Mt. Morris: Halloween hours will be from 5-8 p.m. on Oct. 31. People who participate are asked to turn their porch light on and masks should be worn on both sides of the door, the village said.

Oregon: Trick-or-treating will be from 4-6 p.m. on Oct. 31. The thought process behind the time frame was to cut down the hours of potential exposure and keep it during daylight hours to make social distancing easier.

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