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Police Department Sponsors Community Safe Halloween Event At MVP

Oct 25, 2014 05:23PM ● By Bill Gilman

(Editor's note: The following information was submitted by the Tewksbury Police Department.)

The Tewksbury Police Department, in cooperation with Merrimack Valley Pavilion (MVP), will be hosting the 16th Annual Community Safe Halloween on Sunday, Oct. 26, from 10AM to 1PM at MVP, 2087 Main Street. 

There will be games for the children to play, face painting, safety demonstrations, as well as arts & craft tables courtesy of the Tewksbury Public Schools, Tewksbury Fire Department, Tewksbury Public Library, Tewksbury Credit Union, Texas Roadhouse, Donna’s Donuts, Perfecto’s, Blair House, RTN Credit Union, Hannaford, Community Teamwork, Girl Scouts, Lowell General Hospital, and Tewksbury Rail Trails. 

In addition to the above activities, there will be a touch a truck courtesy of MetLife, Tewksbury Transit, Tewksbury Department of Public Works, and Tewksbury Country Club, a costume contest, a police K9 dog show, and entertainment thanks to Dance Expressions and DJ Jaryd Palmer. 

In case of rain, a smaller version of the event will take place inside MVP.  

For more information or to get involved, please contact Officer Jennie Welch at (978)851-7373, Ext 230.

Tips for Safe Trick or Treating

If you're going “Trick or Treating” at Halloween, remember these safety tips, so you can have fun and keep safe at the same time!

■Always go trick or treating with an adult

■Only go to houses where you or your friends know the residents

■Don’t knock on doors where there is a sign saying “NO callers” or there are no outside lights on

■Stay in areas that are lit with streetlights - take a flashlight with you just in case

■Stay with your friends - don’t split into smaller groups unless an adult goes with you

■Don’t talk to strangers on the street

■Don’t enter any house, stay on the doorstep

■Always look carefully before crossing the road, even if you are part of a group

■Be visible


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