By James BrooksOctober 15, 2019
VICENZA, Italy (Oct. 15, 2019) - Trick or treating is the main event in a series of family fun Halloween events planned for Vicenza and Camp Darby communities.
Oct. 31, 6:30-8:30 p.m. - Trick or Treating, Villaggio Military Housing Area
• Directorate of Emergency Services will help ensure Families have a fun and safe Halloween
• Police will patrol the area during trick-or-treat hours
• Fire Department will have a fire engine on display, and personnel will hand out treats to children
• USO's "Carnival of Thrills" haunted house will take place during trick or treat hours at 223 via Fratelli Wright, near the community pool
• To ensure the safety of residents and all trick or treaters, access to Villaggio will be limited to U.S Department of Defense (DoD) ID card holders and their pre-registered guests; as well as, local national ID card holders and their pre-registered guests. Vicenza military community members and Italian professionals must register their guests at Pass and ID no later than Oct. 25.
• Family members who are staying at the Ederle Inn and who might not have transportation can take a free shuttle bus. The first shuttle bus will depart Ederle Inn at 6:15 p.m. to drop families off at the Villaggio Main Gate. Shuttle runs will continue to run until all families are dropped off. Return shuttle service will begin at 8:30 p.m.
• Residents driving onto Villaggio after 6:15 p.m. will be directed to park their vehicles behind the Child Development Center or the Vicenza Middle School. All trick or treating participants will park at the Vicenza Middle School (VMS) parking lot.
In addition to the big trick or treating event, other Halloween events are scheduled this month:
Every Wednesday in Oct., 5 p.m. - Free spooky move night, USO Vicenza
Oct. 25, 4:30-9 p.m. - 207th Military Intelligence Brigade's "Spookfest", Hoeskstra Field.
The brigade has an evening of family fun activities including:
Trunk-or-treating, 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Pumpkin painting, 5-7 p.m.
Food and games 4:30-8 p.m.
Costume contest, 6:30-6:45 p.m.
Haunted house, 7-9 p.m.
Oct. 25, 7-11 p.m. - Youth Program Costume Party, Youth Center and Teen Center
• Grades 6 to 8 will have their party at the Villaggio Youth Center, Bldg. B-702. Grades 9 to 12 will celebrate at the Ederle Teen Center Bldg. B-373.
Oct. 29, 5:30 p.m. - CYS Sports' Zombie Escape Costume Run, Villaggio Youth Center, Bldg. 702
• Prizes for best costume, best zombie and best race times.
Oct. 30, 10 a.m. - New Parent Support Group's Halloween-themed Romp-N-Stomp Playgroup, SKIES Studio (Bldg. 308)
Oct. 31, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Fall Festival at Ederle CDC
• Infants to kindergarten children have fun at Ederle CDC, Bldg. B-398.
Oct. 31, 3:30 - 5 p.m. Fall Festival at Villaggio CDC/SAC
• Infants to fifth grade children have fun at Villaggio CDC/SAC, Bldg. B-703.
Oct. 31, 11 a.m. - 9 p.m. - MWR Bowling Lanes Halloween Special
• Specials include $2.75 per game in costumer and a children's costume contest at 8 p.m. Spooky movies run all day.
Oct. 31, 3-5 p.m. - EFMP and the Family Advocacy Program's Allergy-Free World of Friendly Wizardry, Army Community Service (Bldg 108)
• All trick-or-treat prizes are non-food items, so kids with allergies are more than welcome to join the fun! You do not have to be enrolled in EFMP to attend-everyone is welcome. The trick-or-treat prizes are targeted for children ages 6 and below, but please feel free to bring the whole family. Please RSVP by Oct. 25 by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Oct. 31, 6 p.m. - Halloween at the Warrior Zone, Warrior Zone on Del Din
• An over-18 crowd can enjoy a guest DJ, dancing, costume contest and prizes!
Halloween is a fun-filled holiday. The garrison safety officer offers these safety tips to avoid any unwanted Halloween scares. Make this month a safe, fun, and happy time that's enjoyed by all:
• Supervise children and stay in familiar. Parts of Villaggio are not well lit and little ones can get lost.
• A traffic safety plan will be in effect. Be careful of emergency vehicles and other unplanned traffic.
• Choose a costume that is easy to walk in, easy to see out of, and can be seen by drivers. Light colors and reflective tape are recommended. Make-up is better for a child's visibility than a mask.
• Costumes and wigs can be dangerous around open flames. Choose nonflammable materials, give children flashlights, and use battery-operated candles in decorations.
• Unpackaged items like popcorn or loose candies and candy with torn wrappers should be discarded.