WESTON, Wis. (WSAU) – You'll be doing your official trick or treating on Halloween itself this year.
The Wausau Metro Area has scheduled trick or treating times around the region at 4 to 7 pm on Sunday. Everest Metro Police officer Leah Long says it's not an unusual choice to make when the holiday falls on a weekend. “We don't always get that chance, so they decided to leave it where it is this year.”
Long says the usual safety messages remain the same for kids and for parents. Kids should make sure to wear something bright or at least reflective with their outfits. You should let your parents know where you'll be going on your route for candy. Kids should travel in groups if not with parents or other responsible adults.
Long reminds parents to take a look through their kid's candy when they get back and make sure everything looks okay. If you're at all worried about the candy you're handing out, don't give it to your kids.
Long also cautions people who may be out for mischief to keep it to themselves. “We know what's going on, most of us have done night patrols on Halloween, and we just hope people have grown up and can leave pumpkins well enough alone.”
There are a number of Halloween parties going on across Central Wisconsin, and alternate areas to trick or treat in.
-Mosinee is hosting their annual Haunting at River Park. Come out for a spooky day of events based around the game Clue. That runs from 11 to 3:30 on Saturday.
-You can also head to the Woodson YMCA in Wausau for their annual Halloween party from 1 to 3 on Saturday.
-The Kennedy Park nursing home in Weston is hosting their Trick or Treating from 2 to 4 on Sunday.
-The Wausau Center Mall has trick or treating from 4 to 6 pm on Sunday. Make sure that kids over twelve aren't wearing their masks so stores can identify who's coming in.