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Trick-or-treating time set for base housing

TINKER AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. --  The time of year is fast approaching when children, young and old, will don costumes and set out in the night, in search of candy goodness they know will be offered by neighbors.

Yes, it is Halloween I speak of, and the time-honored tradition of trick-or-treating makes this holiday a fun time for all who take part.

Not everyone participates in Halloween activities. One way to determine which neighbors are expecting trick-or-treaters is to look for an outside light, such as a porch or garage light, that is turned on. Once all the goodies have been handed out by housing patrons, turning off outside lights signals that no more candy is available.

Trick-or-treating hours in Tinker's base housing area will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31. To provide a safe environment, the 72nd Security Forces Squadron will once again holding Operation Jack-O-Lantern. Volunteers will patrol the housing areas during trick-or-treating hours, ensuring the holiday remains safe and enjoyable for all. Officials in the 72nd SFS encourage parents to take note of the following safety tips:

· Purchase or make costumes light and bright enough to be clearly visible to motorists.