Trick or Treat Scheduled for Tuesday, October 31, 2017
To most youngsters, there is nothing better than getting free candy! But because safety probably will not be their first priority, parents can help make sure this Halloween will be a safe one by following these tips:
- Costumes should be bright and reflective and not drag on the ground; masks should allow for unobstructed vision and kid’s shoes should fit their feet.
- Make sure young children are accompanied by an adult, even if it’s not you.
- Pack a flashlight in the candy bag for use while walking after dark.
- Stay away from houses that are dark.
- If there is no sidewalk, walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic using the flashlight for safety.
- A cell phone should be handy to call 911 in case of emergency.
- Inspect all candy. Although tampering is rare, it’s better to be safe than sorry.
- As a homeowner, it is your duty to make sure the yard is clear of anything that could be a tripping hazard (i.e. hoses, ladders, flower pots, dog toys, unlit steps).
- Jack O’Lanterns should be lit by battery-powered flame, not a candle, to prevent a costume, bag, or decoration from catching fire.
- Lock your dog or cats up in a room where they can’t see the trick-or-treaters. And don’t forget, chocolate can be deadly to pets. Make sure kids don’t try to feed your family pet a treat!