Halloween is coming up, and little ghosts, princesses and super heroes will be out looking for treats. Beggars’ Nights have been set, and will start in Pleasantville on Wednesday from 6-8. Bussey and Tracy will have Beggars Night Thursday from 5:30 – 7:30, and Knoxville and Melcher-Dallas will both hold theirs from 6-8 on Thursday. Knoxville Police Department Lt. Aaron Fuller says it is a good idea to put some kind of reflector on costumes, so they are more easily seen while out after dark.
Kids will also be crisscrossing streets and sidewalks in Pella, Monroe, and Leighton this Thursday in search of sweet treats. Annual Trick or Treating events will be held in Pella and Monroe from 6pm to 8pm, while Leighton will start at 5:30pm and wrap up at 7:30pm. Pella Regional will also hand out candy in the Long Term Care Activity room from 6 pm to 7:30 pm. Lt. Paul Haase of the Pella Police Department says that children should stay in groups, older kids should consider the consequences of pranks before property damage is done, and adults need to plan ahead so they don’t drive while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.