Beaudesert plans a ghoulishly good time for Halloween

SPOOKY: Last year's trick or treaters Zayne Lucock, 7, with Isla Paynter, 4, and Amelia Lucock, 8 at Lachlan Street, Gleneagle. Photo: Larraine Sathicq
SPOOKY: Last year's trick or treaters Zayne Lucock, 7, with Isla Paynter, 4, and Amelia Lucock, 8 at Lachlan Street, Gleneagle. Photo: Larraine Sathicq

BEAUDESERT school children are looking forward to the one night of the year when taking candy from strangers is considered acceptable.

Last year, Halloween was a resounding success, with tiny goblins, ghosts and witches hitting the streets and doing their level best to spook their neighbours.

The library was awash with witches hats and skeleton masks for the Spooktacular event and some shop windows were festooned with spider webs and fake blood.


In Gleneagle, children hit the streets with their parents in tow to engage in a trick or treat event, carting their goodies in baskets, buckets and sacks.

This year is set to be just as big and Queensland Ambulance Service has issued some safety tips to ensure children enjoy Halloween without coming to any grief.

QAS advanced care paramedic Kent Jackson reminded children to be mindful of low-flying witches and slow-moving zombies when crossing the roads and also offered some sound advice for parents.

"Check anything that's been handed to your kids and throw away anything without a wrapper," he said.

"Never enter anyone's home, even if you're invited, stick to well-lit streets and keep an eye out for local traffic.

"If you're out driving be aware that there might be more pedestrian traffic than usual so please drive to the conditions."

Mr Jackson reminded parents that children dressed in costume could get a little too excited and become unpredictable.

"Young people should be accompanied by a responsible and trusted adult and for kids who are older, tell an adult where you are going and what time you will be home."

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