Haines City City Staff


Valued City Residents, Merchants, Business Owners, Neighbors and Visitors: 


On behalf of all City Employees, we wish you a happy and safe Halloween. As you are out and about this evening, sharing this time with your family and friends, we ask that you please exercise the most extreme caution when traveling throughout our community. 


Please be vigilant and aware as our young people traverse our roadways and neighborhoods. Also, it is important that you exercise caution if you are traveling to events to celebrate this evening's festivities. Please be sure to obey all traffic rules and regulations, because the fine people of the Haines City Police Department will ensure that if traffic rules are broken, the "treat" that you receive may not be one that you would necessarily like. 


In addition, please be sure to carry a flashlight, the sun is scheduled to set at approximately 6:38 PM, so it will get dark relatively early. Parents, please put down your electronic devices and keep your heads up, and make sure your children walk and not run across intersections. Keep costumes both creative and safe. 


Lastly, parents, please make sure your children's costumes are visible and have some type of reflective tape or flashing light: this will only increase their safety and make tonight's evening a memorable one for all. Don't forget the most important aspect: reviewing the candy that is presented to your children before they consume it. Taking these steps will ensure that you, your child, and your family are safe tonight. 


Again on behalf of City Employees, happy Trick-or-Treating, and please be careful. 


Respectfully Submitted,

Jonathan E. Evans, MPA, ICMA-CM

City Manager

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