USAG-HI installation trick-or-treat hours set, safety guidelines released

| October 13, 2011 | 0 Comments

U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii Public Affairs
News Release

USAG-HI

USAG-HI

WHEELER ARMY AIRFIELD — Authorized Halloween trick-or-treat hours for the Fort Shafter and Schofield Barracks areas are 5:30-9 p.m., Oct. 31.

Children under the age of 10 require an adult escort.

The Directorate of Emergency Services, U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, will provide increased presence in the community during trick-or-treat hours. Military and Department of the Army civilian police will be working together to ensure all activities are conducted in a safe manner.

Residents not participating should indicate so by placing a “SORRY, NO TRICK OR TREATING HERE” sign on their door. If no one answers a door after one or two knocks/rings, move on to the next residence.

Children should carry a flashlight or a chem-lite and be dressed in light-colored clothing or have reflectors on dark clothing.

  • Take precautions when crossing streets and using crosswalks.
  • Wait for proper traffic signals.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street.
  • Watch out for cars turning at intersections and leaving or entering driveways.
  • Stay on the sidewalk, whenever possible.
  • If there is no sidewalk, walk on the left side of the roadway facing traffic.
  • Never enter vehicles or homes when invited.

Tripler Army Medical Center and the Schofield Barracks Health Clinic Radiology departments will X-ray candies for all personnel who are eligible for care at TAMC or SBHC.

Families wishing to have their treats examined should report to the TAMC Radiology reception area, 3G, mountainside or SBHC Radiology, Building 685, first floor, 7-9 p.m., Oct. 31.

The X-raying of candy will not detect non-metals, such as fine particles, liquids, powders and chemical contaminates. Individuals who want their treats examined may have to wait since patients have priority.

Halloween happenings

14 / Friday

Haunted Lagoon — The Haunted Lagoon at the Polynesian Cultural Center, or PCC, 55-370 Kamehameha Hwy., Laie, consists of a spooky canoe ride through the PCC lagoon and runs through Oct. 31. A keiki-friendly ride is available. Visit www.HauntedLagoon.com.

15 / Saturday

Spooktacular Swap Meet and Craft Fair— This event offers household items,  handmade gifts and more, 8 a.m.-1 p.m. Oct. 15, Waipio Shopping Center, 94-1040 Waipio Uka St., Waipahu. Call 722-6467 or email marisa@pcfvirtual.com.

Pumpkin Patch Festival — This annual event is 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. weekends, at Aloun Farms, 91-1440 Farrington Highway, Kapolei, through the end of October. Pick your own pumpkin and enjoy tractor-pulled hayrides, pony rides. Cost is $1; free for ages 2 and under. Cash only. Call 677-9516, ext. 14; or visit www.alounfarms.com.

17 / Monday

Halloween Recycled Art— This event is 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Oct. 17 and 24, Foster Botanical Garden, 50 N. Vineyard Blvd., Honolulu. Create a Halloween skeleton using plastic milk bottles. Materials will be provided. Bring craft scissors and a hole punch. Reservations are required; call 522-7064. Cost is $10 with regular admission to the garden. Visit www1.honolulu.gov.

22 / Saturday

Exchange Halloween Events— The Schofield Exchange is sponsoring the following events:
Halloween dessert contest: Set up your homemade entry at the Exchange, 10 a.m., Oct. 22; judging begins at 11 a.m. Sign up at the Schofield Exchange Customer Service Center. Prize is a $100 Exchange gift card.

  • Costume contest and trick or treat: For babies and youth up to age 17, 4 p.m., Oct. 29.
  • Scary poem contest: Youth 6-17 years of age can drop off entries by Oct. 29 at the Schofield Customer Service Center. The winning poem will be read Oct. 29 at the costume contest.
  • Halloween book reading and keiki costume event: Starts at noon, Oct. 30, at the flower shop; for babies and youth up to age 10.

25 / Tuesday

Halloween Costume Contest— Keiki can show off their spooktacular costumes, Oct. 25 at the Fort Shafter Library. Keiki ages 5 and under and ages 6-12 can win prizes for the best costumes. Judging will be from 3:30-4:15 p.m.; winners will be announced at 4:20 p.m. Keiki can make a Halloween craft also.

26 / Wednesday

Pajama Storytime— Keiki can listen to spooky stories, 6:30 p.m., Oct. 26, at the Sgt. Yano Library, Schofield Barracks. Call 655-8002.

28 / Friday

Haunted House— This annual event is 6-9 p.m., Oct. 28-29, Ewa Beach Community Center, Ewa Pointe Marketplace, 91-1001 Kaimalie St. Admission is $7 for adults and $5 for students. Keiki ages five and under are free. Call 330-8438 or 595-2865.

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