Halloween ordinances in effect in Henderson

Oct. 30, 2013 @ 06:23 PM

The City of Henderson through the police department has issued a reminder of city ordinances and advisories related to Halloween.

The city is officially observing Halloween on this evening between 6 and 9. The night includes a downtown event on Garnett Street from 4 to 5:30 p.m. for children ages 12 and under.

Participating stores will have orange signs in the window.

Police advise, according to the city code:

• It shall be unlawful for any person to appear in public for the purpose of making trick or treat visitations or to go on or in private premises for such purposes, except as provided in this subsection.

• This section shall not apply to children 11 years of age and under between the hours of 6 p.m. and 9 p.m. on each Halloween night.

• It shall be unlawful for any person to knowingly permit his minor child or ward to violate the provisions of this section.

The Henderson police also issued a list of safety tips for children and their parents. They include:

• Stay close by your neighborhood and only visit homes of people that you know.

• Watch for traffic and avoid busy intersections.

• Wear light colored clothing and reflective material.

• Make sure you can see through any masks that are worn.

• Make sure an adult accompanies you.

• Go out in daylight hours and if it gets dark have a flashlight readily available.

• Accept only candy that is sealed.

• Have an adult examine your candy or goodies before eating.

For answers to any questions about Halloween rules or safety tips in Henderson, the police department can be reached at (252) 438-4141. Questions about the county can be directed to the sheriff’s office at (252) 738-2200.