NOTICE-Trick or Treat Now Scheduled for 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1
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!