Rutherford County Schools will be open and on a regular schedule on Friday.
Older children can tour the Haunted House while younger children can collect candy at the free Trunk or Treat Halloween event at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office at 940 New Salem Highway.
Explorer Scouts and volunteers will operate the free Haunted House for older children while kids up to age 12 can collect candy and enjoy petting horses and touring police cruisers, fire engines and ambulances during the event from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Halloween evening, said Sheriff Robert Arnold.
Horses from the sheriff’s Mounted Patrol division, sheriff’s deputies, Murfreesboro Police, Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department and Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services will distribute candy to the trick or treaters.
“We’re going to provide a safe place for kids to come trick or treating,” Sheriff Arnold said.
To keep Halloween safe, Sheriff Arnold said deputies will be observing trick or treaters for safety in neighborhoods. He suggested children who trick or treat in neighborhoods should carry a flashlight or glow stick or have reflective tape on the costume so drivers can see them better. Instruct the children not to shine the flashlight at approaching drivers.