On Tuesday, children will be crawling the streets in search of candy. Halloween
is a time for costumes, candy and fun, but CCH wants to remind you that
safety should be a priority. Before you or your children head out trick-or-treating,
consider these tips:
Drivers, please reduce your speed in neighborhoods and keep an extra close eye
out for children in the streets. Keep in mind that many kids are excited
about candy and they may dart out into the street; or they may be wearing
a mask or something that limits their eye sight, and may not see that
they are in harm’s way.
Parents, make sure your children’s candy isn’t tainted. Tell your
children not to eat any candy until it has been inspected at home. And,
tell your children not to accept anything that isn’t commercially
wrapped. When your child does arrive home with their loot, inspect the
candy for signs of tampering—unusual appearance, tiny holes, tears
in wrappers—and throw away anything that is suspicious or may cause
a choking hazard for your child.
Trick-Or-Treaters, consider going out in a group and be sure to follow all traffic rules.
Walk on the sidewalks, not in the street. Make sure everyone stops before
crossing the street, be sure to look both ways for traffic, and don’t
cut across yards or use alleys or cross between parked cars (cross at
the street corner). Consider wearing or carrying reflective items or flashlights
while outside. And, only visit homes that have a porch light on and only
accept treats at the door—never go inside.
If you want to go trick-or-treating, but don’t want to be on the
streets, check out some of the following:
The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center
Candy Pass, starting at 4:30 pm, 1000 S. Douglas Highway
- Gillette Drive-Thru Trick or Treat, 4-6 pm, HUB International, 601 4-J
Court, Unit A
- GOC Halloween, 7 am-6 pm, Gillette Optometric Clinic, 609 4-J Court
Treat Street, CAM-PLEX Wyoming Center, Frontier Hall, 5-8 pm, 1635 Reata Drive –
please bring a canned food donation for the
Council of Community Services
Trick-or-Treat Gillette Main Street, noon-5 pm, Downtown Gillette, Wyoming (participating merchants only)
- Trunk or Treat, 4:30-6:30 pm, High Plains Community Church, 3101 W. Lakeway Road
And, if you see some Gillette Wild Youth Hockey players in their jersey
trick-or-treating, be sure to give them a no-perishable food item for the
Council of Community Services.
Note: More Halloween safety tips can be found on the U.S. Food and Drug
web page, Halloween Safety: Costumes, Candy and Colored Contact Lenses.
Hollie Stewart, MD practices at Campbell County Medical Group
Pediatrics in the
Main Clinic on the south side of
Campbell County Memorial Hospital. Call 307.688.3636 for an appointment. Learn more at