2014 Beggars’ Night in Central Iowa

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Unlike most other parts of the country, in Iowa we celebrate Beggars’ night on October 30th instead of the 31st.  Here is a list of of times for local communities around Central Iowa

Altoona: Thursday, Oct. 30 from 6-8 p.m.

Ankeny: Thursday, Oct. 30 from 6-8 p.m.

Bondurant: Thursday, Oct. 30 from 6-8 p.m.

Clive: Thursday, Oct. 30 from 6-8 p.m.

Des Moines: Thursday, Oct. 30 from 6-8 p.m.

Grimes: Friday, Oct. 31 from 6-8 p.m.

Indianola: Thursday, Oct. 30 from 6-8 p.m.

Johnston: Thursday, Oct. 30 from 6-8 p.m.

Norwalk: Thursday, Oct. 30 from 6-8 p.m.

Urbandale: Thursday, Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m.

Waukee: Thursday, Oct. 30 from 6-8 p.m.

West Des Moines: Thursday, Oct. 30 6-8 p.m.

Windsor Heights: Thursday, Oct. 30 from 6-8 p.m.

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Trick or Treating Safety Tips:

  • Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame.
  • Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and Trick-or-Treat bags for greater visibility.
  • Because masks can limit or block eyesight, consider non-toxic makeup and decorative hats as safer alternatives. Hats should fit properly to prevent them from sliding over eyes.
  • When shopping for costumes, wigs and accessories look for and purchase those with a label clearly indicating they are flame resistant.
  • If a sword, cane, or stick is a part of your child’s costume, make sure it is not sharp or too long. A child may be easily hurt by these accessories if he stumbles or trips.
  • Obtain flashlights with fresh batteries for all children and their escorts.
  • Teach children how to call 9-1-1 (or their local emergency number) if they have an emergency or become lost.

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