Boise Police Department
News Release

Michael F. Masterson
Chief of Police


Contact: Lynn Hightower
Communications Director
570-6180

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Halloween, Oct 31st (Release from the Boise Mayor's Office)

10-19-10 Halloween, Oct 31st (Release from the Boise Mayor's Office)

From the Office of Boise Mayor David Bieter:

    The City of Boise would like residents to know that Halloween will be celebrated on the traditional day of Sunday, October 31 throughout the city. 

    For trick or treaters safety, extra police officers will be on hand Sunday evening along Harrison Boulevard as well as in other neighborhoods that expect large numbers of trick-or-treaters.  In what's become a tradition, the Boise Police Mobile Substation will also be parked on Harrison Blvd where officers will welcome families, hand out candy and help ensure a safe Halloween celebration. Motorists are advised to use caution and lower-than-normal speeds during late afternoon and early evening hours while trick or treaters are typically out. 

    The City has received numerous calls from residents asking whether Halloween trick-or-treating would be held on Saturday this year.  Experience shows attempts to reschedule holidays are often ineffective and lead to confusion among citizens.  Here in The City of Boise, we wish everyone a fun and safe Halloween on its traditional day of celebration, October 31st. 

    For residents who choose to celebrate on Saturday, the City recommends the annual "Boo at the Zoo" event, which is a fun Halloween event for children held at Zoo Boise from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on October 30. For more information go to cityofboise.org.