Trick-or-treat with the Southside Police and Fire Department. Wear your favorite Halloween costume. The “Trunk or Treat” event on Thursday, Oct. 20, from 4:30-8 p.m. at City Hall, 2255 Highway 77 Southside, Al. The free event will feature candy, treats, food trucks and activities for kids. “Trunk or Treat” is a safe way for the children in the community to trick or treat.
All of us at police department are excited for the community to see all the trick or treaters. Southside Police will have extra officers on patrol to ensure the safety and well-being of all residents. However, we remind residents that safety remains our top priority, and we are encouraging everyone to follow these tips to ensure festivities are safe and enjoyable for all If you would like to donate candy or make a donation, don’t hesitate to contact Captain Jay Freeman. Jayfreeman@cityofsouthside.com
1. A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their neighborhood rounds.
2. Obtain flashlights with fresh batteries for all children and their escorts.
3. If your older children are going alone, plan and review the route that is acceptable to you.
4. Agree on a specific time when they should return home.
5. Only go to homes with a porch light on and never enter a house or car for a treat.
6. Because pedestrian injuries are the most common injuries to children on Halloween, remind Trick-or-Treaters:
a. Stay in a group and communicate where they will be going.
b. Remember reflective tape for costumes and trick-or-treat bags.
c. Carry a cell phone for quick communication.
d. Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.
e. If no sidewalk is available, walk at the far edge of the roadway facing traffic.
f. Never cross between parked cars or out of driveways.
g. Don’t assume the right of way. Motorists may have trouble seeing Trick-or-Treaters. Just because one car stops, doesn’t mean others will!
7. Additionally, any suspicious person or vehicle should immediately be reported to the Southside Police Department by calling 256-442-2255 or (911).