Trunk-Or-Treating events; focus on Halloween safety on the rise

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WICHITA, Kan. (KAKE) -

Hundreds of ghosts and goblins lined up on Sunday afternoon in south Wichita. "We're here trick-or-treating, trunk-or-treating, it's safer than late night in a neighborhood," says Kelly Hardwell, parent. 

Safety is on every parent's mind this Halloween. Communities all across the nation are working to help ease those trick-or-treating fears. Dozens of trunk-or-treating events in Wichita give parents a chance to feel comfortable knowing what's going into their child's mouth. 

"We know the candy is safe, it's a safe environment and we have little kids so that's very important to us," says Samantha Hall, parent

The Wichita Police Department is proud to contribute. Officers say it's important for trick-or-treaters to be aware of their surroundings. "If you don't know who's coming up towards you, make sure that you're with an adult or you find an adult or someone that you trust like one of the officers," Lt. Drew Seiler, Wichita Police Department 

Many say the value these events bring to the community is immeasurable. At events like this and in neighborhoods on Halloween night, the Wichita Police Department wants to remind trick-or-treaters of some safety tips including carrying a flashlight, always traveling in groups and watching out for cars when crossing the road. 

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