The City of Frankfort Board of Works and Public Safety passed a measure to set trick-or-treating hours for 6-8 p.m. on Halloween during its regular meeting Monday evening in the Skanta Theatre on the second floor of the Frankfort Community Public Library.
“I had a suggestion of maybe two or three hours on the 31st,” Frankfort Mayor Judy Sheets said to start the discussion of trick-or-treating hours. “If a homeowner wants to be a part of that, they could turn the porch light on. (We will) kind of leave it to the discretion of the parents on whether they want their kids to go out and Truck or Treat.”
Megan Sheets, a member of the BOW, was in agreement with the Mayor that a two- or three-hour window would be appropriate.
“I think it is appropriate, at least the responsibly of the parents but also the participating residents if they are OK with leaving their porch lights on,” Megan said. “I think the city has been doing a great job of putting information on social media. When we do that, we can maybe suggest some measures to safeguard (trick-or-treaters) at the time.”
“It leaves an option for who wants to go out,” said board member Greg Miller. We are not going to hold everybody in their house. So, if resident want to leave their front porch lights on, I think 6-8 p.m. are appropriate hours.”
Mayor Sheets added that parents will be responsible for their trick-or-treating children, and that city police and fire departments will not have their lobbies open to trick-or-treaters. However, the Frankfort Police Department and Frankfort Fire Department are expected to participate in the Scary Safe Community Trunk or Treat hosted by Frankfort United Neighborhoods and 7 Lights of Trepidation from 5-9 p.m. at TPA Park.