Have a Happy and Safe Halloween

Many traditional Halloween activities can be high-risk for spreading viruses. There are several safer, alternative ways to participate in Halloween. 

Here are some safe alternatives from the CDC:

  • Carving or decorating pumpkins with members of your household and displaying them
  • Carving or decorating pumpkins outside, at a safe distance, with neighbors or friends
  • Decorating your house, apartment, or living space. You can even make your own with these ideas for Halloween crafts.
  • Doing a Halloween scavenger hunt where children are given lists of Halloween-themed things to look for while they walk outdoors from house to house admiring Halloween decorations at a distance. Here is an idea for a scavenger hunt.
  • Having a virtual Halloween costume contest
  • Having a Halloween movie night with people you live with
  • Having a scavenger hunt-style trick-or-treat search with your household members in or around your home rather than going house to house

Have a Safe Halloween!


3rd – 5th Grade Halloween Dance, RSVP Now!

*Date Change- Friday, October 18, 2019!

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Halloween Dance

Halloween Haunted House, Grand Finale!

Join us for the grand finale of our Halloween Haunted House event at Decatur Rec. This is our 10th and final year, so you won’t want to miss the scary fun!

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Haunted House

4th/5th Grade Halloween Dance, RSVP Now!

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Halloween Safety Tips

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4/5th Grade Halloween Dance, RSVP now!

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Halloween Dance

Halloween Haunted House at Ebster Gym!

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Haunted House

Halloween: Have Fun & Stay Safe!

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Halloween Safety Tips

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The staff at Decatur Active Living and Children & Youth Services wishes you a fun and safe Halloween. Here are some safety tips to consider….

Walk Safely

Walk on sidewalks or paths whenever available.

Walk on the left side of the street if there are no sidewalks. Face the traffic.

Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.

Always look left, right, left before and while crossing the street.

Practice safe behavior when walking near traffic. No pushing, running, or shoving.

Don’t let toys, phones, other electronic devices or your trick-or-treat bags distract you while walking.

Beware of and stop at all driveways to make sure cars aren’t coming in or out.

Trick-or-Treat with an Adult

Children should not walk alone and should be supervised by an adult at all times. Trick-or-treating in groups is a good idea.


Wear bright-colored costumes and reflective material.

Carry a flashlight if you are out at dusk or dark.

Drive with Caution

Eliminate any distractions in your car.

Turn your headlights on early to spot pedestrians and cyclists.

Slow down and be extra cautious when driving in residential areas.
Take extra time to look for children at medians, intersections and curbs.