Official trick or treating hours for this Friday night are 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., according to the press release below from the mayor. In addition, a number of downtown businesses (17 by my count), ranging from Longbranch and the Town Square Market on Jackson St. to Vintage Soul on S Illinois will hand out candy from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Also, Murdale Shopping Center will host Murdale Safe Halloween from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 1
Acting Mayor Donald Monty has proclaimed Friday, October 31, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. as the official “Trick-or-Treat” hours for Carbondale children.
Residents wishing to welcome “trick-or-treaters” should illuminate their porch and exterior lights. It is recommended that “trick-or-treaters” wear reflective tape or clothing and that parents check all treats for potentially harmful objects.