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Halloween is a fun time of year in Prescott. Here’s what you need to know to stay safe keep frustration at a minimum!

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  • What roads are closed?
  • What kind of law enforcement is occurring
  • How to make sure your costumes are safe
  • How to keep your home safe for trick-or-treaters
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Happy Halloween!

As always, please be very careful as you drive around town, especially near Mt. Vernon Street.

  • From 3-10 PM, Mount Vernon Street will be closed from Gurley Street to Haisley Road in both directions. 

  • Country Club Drive will be closed from Park Avenue to Coronado Avenue. Again, that’s from 3-10 PM. Traffic detours will be marked and in place. 

One other thing you should know is that the Prescott Police Department will participate in DUI saturation patrols during the entire weekend as part of the Tri-City DUI Task Force. 


It’s important to remember that driving impaired is never worth the monetary loss or the physical and emotional devastation that can be caused by simply making that bad choice to drink and drive.

Please drive sober, designate a driver, or call a taxi to stay safe.


According to CandyIndustry.com, America’s top 10 favorite Halloween candy is: 

1. Reese’s Cups

2. Skittles

3. M&Ms

4. Starburst

5. Hot Tamales

6. Sour Patch Kids

7. Hershey Kisses

8. Snickers

9. Tootsie Pops

10. Candy Corn

This is based on 14 years of sales data from CandyStore.com

In Arizona, the favorite is Hot Tamales, according to CandyStore.com. Hershey’s came in second, and Snickers came in third. Who knew?

Source: CandyStore.com.


TIPS & TRICKS FROM MAYO CLINIC for a safe evening:

• The brighter the better: Bright colors + attach reflective tape to his or her costume or treat bag.

• Size it right. Loose enough for warm clothing to be worn underneath — but not long enough for tripping.

• Skip the masks. Use nontoxic makeup instead.


• Accompany trick-or-treaters younger than age 12.

• Pin a piece of paper with your child's name, address and phone number inside your child's pocket in case you get separated.

• Make sure someone in the group has a flashlight with fresh batteries.

• Plan a familiar route and set a curfew.

• Review safety rules, including staying with the group, walking only on the sidewalk, approaching only clearly lit homes, and never going inside a home or car for a treat.

• Have your child carry a cellphone.

• Inspect treats before indulging.


• Put away tripping hazards, such as garden hoses, toys and bikes.

• Clear leavesfrom the sidewalk.

• Turn the lights on.

• Control your pets.


Photo by Karsten Winegeart, via Unsplash.com
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Lynne LaMaster

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