Neighborhood trick-or-treating will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday around the installation, but there are certain safety stipulations.
According to an installation-wide memorandum signed by Col. Jeff Paine, U.S. Army Garrison Fort Leonard Wood commander, those intending to hand out candy should do so through individual, pre-wrapped goodie bags, and anyone planning on going door-to-door in the annual Halloween tradition should observe 6 feet of distance apart.
All participants of trick-or-treat must also be Department of Defense ID cardholders.
Here is a list of suggestions from both the memo and the Safety Office for a safer trick-or-treating experience.
— All adults and children over age 6 should wear a cloth mask.
— Costume masks are not an acceptable substitute for protective equipment.
— Carry a flashlight and reflective gear to be easily seen by vehicles.
— Cross at designated areas.
— Drivers should watch for pedestrians.
— Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible.
— All candy should be checked by an adult.
— If underlying health conditions put someone at higher risk, consider participating in the alternative plan below.
Community members can take part in the fort’s drive-through trick-or-treat event 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at the Main Post Exchange. Tents will be set up so candy-seekers need not leave their vehicle. For more information, call 573.329.2200.