Hilliard and Norwich Township will hold Trick or Treat hours from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.

Hilliard and Norwich Township will hold Trick or Treat hours from 6-8 p.m. Monday, Oct. 31.

The township’s website shares the following tips for kids:

• Trick or treat in a group or with an adult.

• Walk, don’t run, and stay on sidewalks.

• Look both ways before crossing streets, and only cross the street at intersections.

• Wear reflective clothing.

• Be sure your costume is not too long so you don’t trip or fall.

• Consider using face paint instead of a mask.

• Be sure your parents always know where you are going to trick or treat. Stay in familiar neighborhoods.

• Do not ride a bicycle. Your costume might get tangled in the wheels.

• Keep away from candles and open fires.

• Accept treats only in doorways. Never go into a house.

• Visit homes that have the porch light on.

• Carry a flashlight.

• Never take candy from strangers.

• Let parents check your treats before you eat them.

• Never eat unwrapped candy, opened candy or fruit given as a treat.

In the November issue of Ohio Magazine, Hilliard is named one of the five best hometowns in the state. The issue hits newsstands today (Oct. 26).

This is the sixth year the magazine has recognized Ohio’s Best Hometowns. The editors evaluated the nominees in six categories: business environment, community spirit, culture and heritage, education, entertainment, health and safety.

In addition, each of the hometowns will be featured on the ONN program Discover Ohio throughout November.

Hilliard will also mark the honor with celebrations throughout the year.

The central Ohio affiliate of Young Survival Coalition (YSC) will present an “In Living Pink” gala at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28, at the Riverclub at Confluence Park, 679 W. Spring St.

This year’s event is casino-themed, with tables for blackjack, roulette, Texas hold ’em and craps.

Hors d’oeuvres, cocktails, cash bar, two drink vouchers, music and a live auction are included in the ticket price. Gail Hogan will emcee.

YSC Central Ohio was founded in 2002 and supports and unites young women diagnosed with breast cancer.

Three central Ohioans — Dr. Mark Cripe of OhioHealth’s Grant Medical Center, businesswoman Nicole Revish, and two-time breast cancer survivor Medha Sutliff — will be recognized at the gala for their contributions to the breast cancer community.

Tickets cost $90. For information, visit www.youngsurvival.org/centralohio.