By Tim Kowols and Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski
Door and Kewaunee Counties are preparing for a busy weekend of Halloween activities. In addition to Fish Creek and Sturgeon Bay hosting themed events, trick or treaters started knocking on doors as early as Saturday afternoon. Kewaunee County Sheriff Matt Joski urges the costumed boys and girls to be visible and trick or treat with caution, especially if they are being driven around by their parents.
Joski says parents should make sure they know where and when their kids are trick or treating and inspect their candy before it is eaten. We have a list of trick or treat times posted online with this story.
SHERIFF’S CORNER WITH KEWAUNEE COUNTY SHERIFF MATT JOSKI
This year Halloween falls on a Tuesday. Some communities may have Trick or Treat set for that day while some may allow for this activity to occur on Sunday. Either way I hope the weather holds so the kids can enjoy showing off their costumes rather than being cloaked in Cold Weather Gear.
I would first like to briefly go over some basic safety tips for both the young and old alike. While the goal of any good costume is to obscure your true identity, make sure it doesn’t obscure your vision. This is especially important when walking door to door, and crossing streets. Some masks have the unfortunate side affect of severely limiting your peripheral vision. Try to wear costumes that lend themselves to good visibility. I am not saying that all the kids should go as either safety cones or Deer Hunters in Blaze orange but try to keep them as bright as possible.
While it is the goal of the kids to disguise themselves, and make the people giving out candy wonder what or who they are, the opposite is true for those giving out candy. We are fortunate to have such a close knit community, but please keep a watchful eye on any suspicious behavior by those on the giving end of the Trick or Treat.
It is always recommended that parents escort their children on their route, but if that is not possible, the Buddy system is the next best thing. Encourage your kids to go as a group, and when possible attend organized functions for Halloween sponsored by local non-profits, or businesses.
If you do see anything out of the ordinary, or suspicious, please feel free to contact Law Enforcement, and we can investigate.
TRICK OR TREAT TIMES
Baileys Harbor: Trick or treating, Oct. 31 from 5-8 pm. Halloween party in the town hall, Oct. 31 from 5:30-7 pm. Kids’ costume contest at 6:30 pm.
Egg Harbor: Halloween Safe Walk, Oct. 28 from 2-4 pm.
Fish Creek: Trick or treating, Oct. 28 from 1-3 pm.
Jacksonport: Trick or treating, Oct. 31 from 3-7 pm.
Sister Bay: Trick or treating at the Country Walk Shops, Oct. 28 from 1-3 pm. Trick or treating, Oct. 31 from 3:30-8 pm, Lion’s Club Kids Halloween Party at the Sister Bay Fire Station, Oct. 31 from 6-8 pm.
Sturgeon Bay: Trick or treating down Third Avenue on 10/28 until 3 pm., Trick or treating, Oct. 31 from 4-7 pm.
Casco: Sunday, Sunday Oct. 29 Noon to 2 p.m.
Luxemburg: Sunday, Oct. 29 3 to 5 p.m.
Kewaunee: Tuesday, Oct. 31 3:30 to 6:30 p.m.
Algoma: Tuesday, Oct. 31 4 to 6 p.m.