Have a Safe Halloween

October 30, 2013
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Halloween is for children or the child in all of us.

The thought of getting loads of free candy is sometimes just an overload as children race around the streets trying to make sure that they hit every house and get their treats.

However, as fun as Halloween can be, there is also the serious side of keeping our children safe.

Some safety tips for Halloween are as follows:

Try to trick-or-treat when it is still light outside.

Wear a costume that makes it easy for you to walk, see and be seen.

If you must go at night, make certain that your costume is light in color.

Carry a flashlight so you can see and be seen easily.

Use reflective tape on your costume so people driving cars can see you.

A face mask will keep you from seeing well.  Take off your mask before you cross the street.

Why not use makeup instead of a mask?

Have a parent, older brother, or sister go trick or treating with you.

If someone older cannot go with you, trick-or-treat with a group of children.

Wait until you get home to sort, check, and eat your treats.

Have a safe Halloween.

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