Sisters gets set for Halloween
Last updated 10/24/2023 at 10:07am
Halloween is a time for spooky revelry, and Sisters appears to be ready.
David Jacobs-Strain and the Crunk Mountain Boys will return to The Belfry on Saturday, October 28, for what has become an annual tradition of music, an amazing display of local costumes, and dancing.
Tickets are available at https://bendticket.com/events/belfry-halloween-extravaganza-10-28-2023.
Sisters Park & Recreation District hosts the annual Halloween parade on Tuesday, October 31, from 3 to 5 p.m. in downtown Sisters. The event is for kids up to age 10; costumes are required and all kids must be accompanied by an adult. A donation of canned food is recommended. Register at https://sistersrecreation.com/activity/halloween-parade/.
The Sisters community is invited to haunt the annual Halloween event at the Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire Station at 301 S. Elm Street in Sisters from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, October 31. There will be carnival games and, - if you dare - you can venture into the haunted maze.
The Sisters-Camp Sherman Fire District offers Halloween safety tips for the community:
• Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right, and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross.
• Put electronic devices down, keep heads up, and walk, don't run, across the street.
• Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.
• Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
• Watch for cars that are turning or backing up. Teach children to never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.
• Join kids under age 12 for trick-or-treating. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, tell them to stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.
Costumes for a Safe Halloween
• Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
• Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child's vision.
• Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers.
• When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.
Drive Extra Cautiously on Halloween
• Slow down and be especially alert in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and may move in unpredictable ways.
• Take extra time to look for kids at intersections, on medians, and on curbs.
• Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
• Get rid of any distractions - like your phone - in your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.