Editorial: Trick or Treat is Tuesday, have fun but be safe

Halloween is one of those holidays that stir controversy.
Some think it’s a fun day for children; some think it’s mired in pagan tradition.
Whatever you think, children will be out Tuesday  night, dressed in costumes, ringing doorbells and asking for candy.
Area law enforcement advises parents to check the candy, stay away from houses that look suspicious and check the Sex Offenders Registry. Stay away from any addresses on that list.
The registry can be accessed by going to www.gbi.georgia.gov, which is the homepage for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation. Users should scroll down and click on, “Sex Offender Registry,” then click on “Sex Offender Search Page.”
Searches can be made by county or city as well as by the name of the offender.
Any child young enough to Trick or Treat should be accompanied by a parent.
Parents are also advised to discard any unwrapped or suspicious items in your children receive.
Anything the parents are not sure about, they should destroy, one official said.
There are several places in our communities with alternatives to the door-to-door Trick or Treating.
Trunk or Treat with a Movie in the Dark is scheduled for Sunday in Glascock County at Brassell Park in Gibson.
Mitchell will have its annual Trick or Treat Night Halloween, Tuesday, Oct. 31, in the downtown area on Main Street. 
In Jefferson County, the sheriff’s office will be handing out candy on Halloween night at the Jefferson County Law Enforcement Center. 
The Wadley Police Department will be at Carver Elementary School on Halloween for a Trunk or Treat. 
Whenever and wherever you have Trick or Treat, whether you’re handing out treats or accepting them, we hope you enjoy the evening. Follow the guidelines offered by our law enforcement officials.
Be careful; be safe; have fun.