Trick-or-treating hours announced in Cherry Hill Township

Families will be allowed to trick-or-treat on Halloween in the township between the hours of 3 and 7 p.m.

Cherry Hill Township and the Cherry Hill Police Department have established trick-or-treating hours for Halloween on Monday, Oct. 31.

Families will be permitted to trick-or-treat between the hours of 3 and 7 p.m. on Halloween. The hours remain the same as in recent years in Cherry Hill.

Cherry Hill Police is suggesting a 7 p.m. curfew for children under 18 no accompanied by an adult. Police in marked and unmarked cars will be patrolling local streets along with fire and emergency personnel and neighborhood watch grounds.

Cherry Hill Police have released the following safety kids for families planning to trick-or-treat this year:

· Wear light-colored clothing that is short enough to prevent tripping and add reflective tape to the sides, front and back of costumes.

· Adults should accompany young children.

· Go in daylight and carry a flashlight in case of delay.

· Watch for traffic.

· Only give and accept wrapped or packaged treats.

· Examine all candy before allowing children to eat it.

· Avoid hard plastic or wooden props such as daggers or swords. Substitute with foam rubber, which is soft and flexible.

In addition, all residents should partake in the following tips to keep their property and neighborhood safe:

· Keep exterior lights on throughout the night.

· Keep pets inside.

· Make sure cars are locked and/or in the garage.

· Watch for suspicious activity.

· Have children trick or treat in groups, and escort them in familiar neighborhoods only.

· Avoid masks that restrict vision — if the child is bike riding, avoid masks altogether.

· Remove outdoor objects trick-or-treaters might trip over.

· Use caution throughout the evening, driving slowly while traveling on Halloween.