Halloween Origins and Safety Advice for this Evening

October 31, 2013

Many know what today is, but for those living under a rock, Halloween has arrived, much to the anticipation of young trick or treaters in Elbert County.

Ann Effland, a Historical Expert with the United States Department of Agriculture, explains the name “Halloween” originates from a church holiday.

“It’s also been called All Hallows Day, as all Saints are hallowed members of the church, or people we honor”, sand Effland. “So Halloween is All Hallows Eve, the evening before All Hallows Day, so it is shortened to Hallow’en, which leads us to call it Halloween.”

For those wanting to know tonight is indeed the night designated for trick or treating in the City of Elberton.

With that being the case you can certainly expect Elberton Police Officers to be out in force making sure all the trick or treaters are safe this evening.

Some helpful safety tips to keep in mind this evening include letting your parents inspect your treats before you eat them, wear white or reflective clothing, carry a flashlight, and keep an eye out for cars or other moving vehicles.

Also, if you get a chance, come by the First Baptist Church of Elberton’s fall festival this evening, which begins at 6:00pm this evening.

WSGC radio will be on hand beginning at 5:00pm, so come by and pay us a visit later this evening.