JBER will be celebrating Halloween at the following date and time.
Date: 31 October 2019
Time: 6 PM to 8 PM
Location: All Aurora Housing Neighborhoods
During this time, Security Forces will be operating their pumpkin patrol, a special patrol that focuses on neighborhood and pedestrian safety.
SAFETY AND ETIQUETTE
Dress for the night
Wear weather appropriate attire. The weather has been acting a bit odd lately, so full on winter gear probably isn’t necessary, but be sure to follow the forecast and prepare for the worst (currently: chilly rain)
Take it slow through the neighborhoods and be aware of your surroundings. Security Forces has a zero tolerance policy for reckless, distracted, or drunk driving. If you witness reckless driving, please contact security forces immediately.
Wear bright colors and carry flashlights.
Keep the wildlife at bay
Many Alaskans use fake pumpkins, as moose are attracted to real ones. There is no greater sadness than watching hours of tedious carving and artistry get crushed by the jaws of a hungry moose.
Per JBER- Pumpkins are permitted outside during trick or treat hours but please bring them back in before you go to bed.
Edit: Added clarification from JBER. They are allowing pumpkins on Halloween night.
As always, parents should be a part of the trick or treat experience.
Safe candy handout
Only hand out wrapped candy. If you have the urge to place a handful of loose candy corn somewhere we suggest you utilize your 96 gallon trash receptacle. Parents should always inspect candy prior to letting children consume any.
Clear driveways and sidewalks of snow and ice
Should it snow, ensure your driveway is cleared. More information on snow removal responsibilities can be found in our handbook.