The Jackson Hole Chamber of Commerce’s Trick or Treat on the Town Square event will happen Friday, Oct. 29, from 3:30 to 5 p.m.
There, town businesses will be handing out candy and celebrating an in-person Halloween.
With an in-person activity planned that is expected to bring forth many people and animals, the Town of Jackson, Jackson Police Department and Jackson/Teton County Animal Shelter teamed up to issue a press release focused on safety tips.
Among the tips is for motorists to be overly cautious and watch out for children, for parents to accompany their children and for parents to inspect all candy and remove anything not in its original packaging.
Additionally, the press release states, parents should dress their children for the cold weather, children should wear costumes with reflective material or use a flashlight to increase visibility, and children shouldn’t enter into a residence or vehicle without their parents’ permission.
While Halloween brings joy to kids all around the world, it typically provides a far more confusing experience for pets. Hence, the animal shelter issued its own tips, including to keep animals in a secure location where they can’t run out of the door, to keep treats away from pets and to call the animal shelter if a pet does go missing.
In brighter news, the chamber is hosting a social media costume contest: To enter, snap a picture while trick or treating, tag #TrickorTreatonTownSquare and follow and tag @jhchamber.