Halloween festivities around Tinker

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  • By Paul Shirk
  • 72nd Air Base Wing Public Affairs

Little ghouls and werewolves rejoice, Halloween is just around the corner!

This year's base housing trick-or-treat hours will be Sunday, October 31, from 6 to 8 p.m., which mirrors Midwest City's hours. The 72nd Security Forces Squadron will have a lost child center set up at the Youth Center. If you need lost child or security assistance that evening, call the Security Forces Base Defense Operations Center at 405-734-3737.

As in Halloweens past, parents and trick-or-treaters alike should remember to exercise safety when heading out on Halloween night. Check out the following safety tips:

H        Hold the flashlight so you can see where you’re going and others can see you
A         Alert drivers to your presence by wearing highly reflective clothing / costumes
L         Look both ways when crossing the street / use crosswalks when available 
L         Lost? Go to a pre-arranged meeting point if you get separated from your group
O        Only trick-or-treat with trusted adults or group of kids in well-lit areas
W        Wear costumes that allow you to see, breath, walk and not catch fire
E         Eat only treats that have been approved by a trusted adult
E         Extra precautions for the COVID-19 pandemic: masks, hand sanitizer, social distancing
N         Never go into a house or vehicle with strangers

In addition to trick-or-treating, several base events will be celebrating over the next few days. Events are listed in order from soonest to latest.

72nd Security Forces Trunk or Treat, Haunted Hallway and Kids Craft Area: October 22, 23  |  5-9:30 p.m.

The 72nd Security Forces Squadron will be putting on a Halloween Trunk or Treat, Haunted Hallway and Kids Craft area October 22 and 23, from 5-9:30 p.m. This event will be held at Bldg. 7017, the Security Forces Squadron building, and the parking lot adjacent to the building.

Tinker Chapel's Fall Festival: (NEW DATE) November 4, 5-7 p.m. POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER, NEW DATE/TIME TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON.

The Tinker Chapel will be hosting their Fall Festival Thursday, Nov. 4, from 5-7 p.m. on the ALS Field. Some of the scheduled attractions include free food, inflatables, games and more. For details, call 405-734-2111.

Tinker Youth Programs' Trunk or Treat: October 30  |  6-9 p.m.

Tinker Youth Programs' Trunk or Treat will be held Saturday, October 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. at the Tinker Youth Center. Scheduled attractions include a magician, balloon artist, haunted walk, lots of candy, door prizes and a creepy snack wagon. Masks and social distancing are required. For details, call 405-734-7866.