CONCORD, N.C. -- Halloween is coming up, and the Concord Police Department encourages all citizens to celebrate in a safe way.

By going out before 8:00 p.m. children are safer and more visible to drivers and other pedestrians.

CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) indicates that the risk for childhood pedestrian deaths and injuries is higher on Halloween evening when compared with all other evenings.

Halloween is generally accepted to take place on October 31. However, the City has neither the desire nor the authority to designate what day the community trick or treats.

No matter how and when your family chooses to trick or treat, remember that after 8 is too late! Please visit our website for 8 reasons to trick or treat early this year!

Concord Downtown Development Association and downtown businesses will be having the annual Candy Crawl on Friday, October 29.

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