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Stay safe over the weekend during extended Halloween celebrations

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Hundreds of characters made their way to downtown Auburn this evening for the 13th Annual Downtown Trick or Treat.

The event featured candy and giveaways courtesy of downtown merchants, live music, and a great alternative to door-to-door trick or treating.

"We feel like it's much safer because its crowded with police officers. You get to support the local businesses, so that's what we really enjoy it," explains Auburn resident Amber White.

Even though most of the candy has been collected and Halloween night is almost over, festivities are set to continue and last throughout the weekend.

"Since it is a holiday we usually take full advantage of going out throughout the week and weekend, make it last as long as we can," says Auburn resident Anna Craig.

Authorities want to remind people to be smart and stay safe while celebrating.

If you're walking around town make sure your costume has reflective pieces or you have a flashlight in hand.

When at a party, never leave your drink unattended and make sure what your wearing is functional.

It is suggested to wear makeup instead of a mask for the fear of restricting your vision.

And finally, the Auburn Police Department says they will have patrols out as usual, so moderate your alcohol intake and never get behind the wheel if you have been drinking.

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