2011 trick-or-treat tips and hours

Halloween is a time for fun, but it's important to keep safety in mind, as well.

This list of precautions from the Champaign County YMCA includes a few to keep in mind:

Wear light-colored costumes made of material that is flame retardant

Wear shorter costumes to prevent tripping

Add reflective tape or striping to costumes for greater visibility

Use face make-up; no hoods or masks that obscure the face and vision

Take younger children door-to-door in daylight hours

Carry a working flashlight

Trick or treat within your neighborhood, only to homes you know

Remind children to never enter homes and or accept rides from strangers

Be alert to auto traffic, crossing safely according to rules

Have parents or other adults inspect treats

Check your lawn and steps for tripping hazards

This year, strengthen family; celebrate Halloween together as enjoyable, quality time

Here's our list of area trick-or-treat hours. If your town is not on the list and you'd like to include it in next week's e3, please email specifics to Meg Dickinson at meg@news-gazette.com.

Broadlands —5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31

Bement — 6:30-8:30 Monday, Oct. 31, for those with porch lights on

Buckley — 4-6:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31

Catlin — 4-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31

Champaign — 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31

Danville — 5-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31

Farmer City— 5:30-7 p.m., Monday Oct. 31

Georgetown — 6-8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31

Gibson City — 5-8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31

Ivesdale — 5-8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 30

LeRoy— 5:30-8:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31

Loda — 5-8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29

Mahomet — 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31

Melvin — 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31

Monticello — 5-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31

Ogden — 5:30-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31

Paxton — 5-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31

Pesotum — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31

Philo — 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31

Piper City — 4-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31

Rankin — 5-8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28.

Rantoul — 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31

Ridge Farm — 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31. The Ridge Farm Fire Department will serve hot chocolate and treats at the fire station.

Roberts — 5-7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31

Sadorus — 5:30-7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31

St. Joseph — 5:30-8 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31

Savoy — 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31

Sidney — 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31

Tolono — 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31

City of Tuscola — 5:30-7:30 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31

Tuscola Public Library — 4-7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31

Tuscola's Tanger Outlets Trick-or-Treat Hours — 5-7 p.m., Monday, Oct. 31

Urbana — 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31

By The News-Gazette and News-Gazette Community Newspapers

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