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SE Missouri Town Says OK To Trick-Or-Treat

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CARUTHERSVILLE, Mo. (AP) – Officials in a southeastern Missouri city have quickly reversed their ban on door-to-door trick-or-treating. But children in Caruthersville will have to be accompanied by an adult when they go roaming for candy on Halloween.

KFVSTV reports the city council voted Wednesday night to prohibit trick-or-treating, citing concerns about children’s safety on busy streets and the safety of residents in their homes. As an alternative, officials urged families to enjoy a “Trunk or Treat” event at Caruthersville’s Public Safety Center.

Reaction was swift, and by Thursday afternoon, city leaders decided the door-to-door candy quest can go on, as long as children have a responsible adult along.

Caruthersville will still hold “Trunk or Treat,” where children go from vehicle to vehicle in a parking lot picking goodies from trunks.

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