CONYERS — Halloween is here, and while spooky costumes and jack-o-lanterns are lots of fun, the candy may just be the best part of the holiday.

Before heading out to fill up your buckets, here are some safety tips to consider:

♦ Cross the street at corners using traffic signals and crosswalks.

♦ Put your phone down and pay attention.

♦ Stay on sidewalks or paths.

♦ Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing in front of them.

♦ Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape.

♦ Choose face paint instead of masks to avoid obstructing a child’s vision.

♦ Carry glow sticks or flashlights.

In addition to neighborhood trick-or-treating, several area organizations are hosting trunk-or-treat events on Oct. 31 throughout the east metro area.

Conyers First Methodist

Conyers First United Methodist. Church Preschool & Arts Academy will hold a Trunk Or Treat at the church beginning at 6 p.m. The event will feature bounce houses, games, prizes. The church is located at 921 North Main St., Conyers.

Panola Mountain

A Halloween Hike will be held at Panola Mountain State Park starting at 6 p.m. Attendees can bring their own costume, snacks, drinks and music. The hike is free and parking is $5. Panola Mountain is located at 2620 Ga. Highway 155 in Stockbridge.

Believers Fellowship Church

Believers Fellowship Church will host a Trunk Or Treat event from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Bring the family for games and treats. The church is located at 1855 Christian Circle, Conyers.

American Legion Post 32

American Legion Post 32 in Covington will host a Trunk Or Treat at the Legion Hall on Legion Drive. The event will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Living Way Worship Center

Living Way Worship Center will host a safe, fun Trunk or Treat from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. The church is located at 4051 Ga. Highway 81, Covington.

Abiding Grace Lutheran Church

Abiding Grace Lutheran Church will hold a Reformation Festival and Trunk Or Treat. Come for a celebration of Lutheran Reformation at the 10:30 a.m. service, followed by a Trunk Or Treat for the children.

The kids can dress up in their costumes and go trunk to trunk to get some goodies for Halloween. You can be a part of the celebration by decorating the trunk of your car too. The church is located at 5500 Ga. Highway 212, Covington.

Gaithers Church

Gaithers Church, 1375 Newton Factory Bridge Road, Covington, will host a family fun night featuring Trunk Or Treat, bounce house, games, s’mores, hot dogs, chips, drinks and lots of candy. The event takes place from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Harvest Baptist Church

Harvest Baptist Church, 2075 Ga. Highway 212, Covington, will host a Trunk Or Treat from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The event offers costumes, candy, prizes, and more.

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