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While COVID-19 has interrupted many annual events and traditions, the Village of Richton Park and Parks & Recreation encourages families to safely celebrate Trick-or-Treating. As usual, our trick-or-treating hours will be from 3pm to 8pm.
For the safety of the families participating in trick-or-treating, those going door-to-door are required to wear face coverings at all times. Individuals passing out candy are also encouraged to wear face coverings and gloves and are asked to please pass out candy individually instead of inviting children to take a treat from a communal bowl.
The Village understands not everyone may feel comfortable with trick-or-treating this year. Participating residents who wish to pass out candy are encouraged to clearly demonstrate their participation upon the property. The Village has also designed special green and red signs for residents to place in their windows or visible areas for trick-or-treaters to identify whether you are welcoming them or not. The Village will have signs available at the Police window. You may also use your own red or green sign to let trick-or-treaters know whether or not you are participating.
Those interested in participating in trick-or-treating are asked to turn on porch or outdoor lights and place the green “Trick-or-Treaters Welcome” sign on your window or door. Those who are not interested, are asked to keep outdoor lights off and place the red “No Trick-or-Treaters, Please” sign on your window or door.
The Village encourages families participating in trick-or-treating activities to also maintain a safe distance from other trick-or-treating groups and to wait to approach a house until the previous group has left. You can also view the Illinois Dept. of Public Health's Guidance on Halloween and Trick-or-Treating Here
With these necessary precautions, everyone can enjoy a safe and spooky Trick-or-Treating celebration.