The Newton Police Department, 101 W. Fourth St. S., is distributing free Safety Pup trick-or-treat bags from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Oct. 29.
The bright colored bags will be distributed along with a pamphlet containing safety tips for a fun and safe Halloween. Trick-or-treaters are reminded to follow Safety Pups tips:
• Stay in well-lighted areas
• Never go out alone
• Have your parents check your treats
• Wear a light-colored costume that makes it easy for you to walk and be seen
• Choose costumes that are marked flame retardant
• Carry a flashlight and use reflective tape on your costume so people driving cars can see you
• Cross streets only at the corners. Never cross the street between parked cars.
• Take off your mask before you cross a street or use makeup instead of a mask
• Plan your route in advance with your parents
Beggar’s night is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday.