Trick or treat hours set 6-8 p.m. Halloween night

Deidre Cruse

The official hours for trick or treat for children under 12 in Plaquemine and unincorporated areas of the parish have been scheduled for 6-8 p.m. October 31, Halloween night.

Plaquemine Mayor Mark A. “Tony” Gulotta reminded residents participating in the annual ritual to turn their porch lights on as a signal to trick or treaters.

The Plaquemine Board of Selectmen agreed on the hours last week. Under earlier resolution, the Iberville Parish Council adopts the same hours, and most municipalities follow suit.

A night earlier, the Iberville Parks & Recreation District (IPRD) will hold its ninth “Boo on the Belleview” from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. at Belleview District Park for children under 10.

IPRD Executive Director Mike Markins described the event as a safe place for young children to trick or treat. Last year, more than 2,000 children participated, he said.