Cary is currently under a Stay-at-Home order in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Most public-facing and staffed facilities are closed to the public, including Town Hall. All playgrounds are closed but greenways, parks, and park restrooms remain open at this time. Some services have been canceled or are limited. Learn more.

Halloween Safety

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  • Wear makeup instead of masks
  • Make sure costumes fit properly (not too long or too tight)
  • Carry a flashlight or light stick
  • Go with a group or parents and start early
  • Stay in your own neighborhood and use sidewalks
  • Cross streets at corners…STOP, LOOK and LISTEN before crossing!
  • Stop only at houses that are lighted or have Halloween decorations
  • Be careful on steps and do not touch pumpkins with candles in them
  • Never go into strangers houses no matter what anyone says!
  • Never eat candy or treats until your parents have checked every piece
  • Report anything that makes you feel uncomfortable to your parents


  • Check costumes for proper fit to avoid trips and falls
  • Ensure costumes are flame resistant
  • Try make-up instead of a mask (masks obstruct a child’s vision)
  • Select light colored costumes or use reflective strips
  • Use flashlights and light sticks
  • Accompany young children and plan a route in advance
  • Start early, preferably when it is light outside
  • Check out treats at home in a well-lighted place
  • Allow children to eat only unopened candies in their original wrappers
  • Report anything suspicious to the police department!

If you have questions please contact the Community Services officer at (919) 469-4324.