St. John The Baptist Parish News Release

Trick-or-Treating Moved to Friday, October 30

Trick-or-Treating Moved to Friday, October 30

Parish Offices Closed Monday, November 2

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Due to a significant heavy rainfall forecast for  Saturday evening, Parish President Natalie Robottom and Sheriff Michael Tregre in conjunction with other municipalities throughout the region announced trick-or-treating has moved to Friday, October 30th. The recommended hours of trick-or-treating are between 6:00 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. in St. John the Baptist Parish.

Motorists are asked to be mindful of pedestrians during these hours and drive with caution through residential neighborhoods. 

All Parish Government Offices will be closed on Monday, November 2 in observance of All Saints Day.  Offices will re-open Tuesday, November 3. 

Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips: 

  • Plan costumes and accessories that are bright, reflective, fit well and are flame resistant
  • For greater visibility, add reflective tape or striping to costumes and trick-or-treat bags
  • Secure emergency identification (name, address, phone number) discreetly within Halloween attire or on a bracelet
  • Plan and review with your children the route  and stay in a group
  • Use a flashlight, one that can be seen by others
  • Only go to homes with a porch light on and remain on well-lit streets
  • Never enter a stranger's home or car for a treat
  • Always walk across a street, never run
  • Remove any mask that will limit eyesight before crossing a street
  • Be cautious of motorists - don't assume they see you
  • No treats are to be eaten until they are thoroughly checked by an adult at home
  • Sex Offender homes will be identified with a sign on their front door. Do not trick or treat at a home of a Sex Offender - visit for list
  • Law enforcement authorities should be notified immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity