Last updated: October 24. 2013 11:57AM - 694 Views
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It’s time to put on your best costume and get your candies ready, as ghouls and goblins in their Halloween finery make the rounds on Thursday.


While door-to-door sugar rushes have dwindled over the years in many areas, folks still need to take precautions


Residents who wish to participate in trick-or-treating are asked to have their porch lights turned on, and motorists should be on high alert for costumed-young’uns zig-zagging across the streets and cars parked along the roadways.


The trick-or-treating times in each town are as follows:


— In Elizabethtown, the times for trick-or-treating will be between the hours of 5 and 9 p.m. Children under the age of 9 must be supervised by and accompanied by an adult and no one over the age of 12 is permitted to trick-or-treat. A curfew will be in effect for youth between the ages of 13 and 18 between the hours of 11 p.m. and 6 a.m.


— In Clarkton, the times for trick-or-treating will be between the hours of 6 p.m. until 8 p.m. for children ages 12 and under and they must be supervised by an adult.


— In Bladenboro, the times for trick-or-treating will be between the hours of 6 and 8:30 p.m. Children under the age of 9 must be supervised by and accompanied to the door by an adult and no one over the age of 12 is permitted to trick-or-treat. A curfew will be in effect for all children under age 13 between the hours of 9:30 p.m. and 6 a.m. Also, a curfew will be in effect for all children between the ages of 13 and 18 years old between the hours of 10:30 p.m. and 6 a.m.


— In White Lake, the times for trick-or-treating will be between the hours of 5 p.m. until 9 p.m. A curfew will be in effect for all youth between the ages of 13 and adult age after 11 p.m. until 6 a.m.


There are groups and organizations that will be holding special Halloween events for those not interested in trick-or-treating door-to-door.


They include:


— Center Road Baptist Church will have a Trunk-or-Treat on Wednesday, Oct. 30, from 6 until 7:30 p.m. The church is located at 2484 Center Road, near Dublin.


— Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church will have a Youth Outreach (an alternative to trick-or-treating) on Thursday, Oct. 31, from 6 until 8 p.m. There will be fun, food and fellowship. The church is located at 10133 Hwy. 211 East, Council.

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