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Halloween Safety
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The National Confectioners Association has established the following safety tips to make Halloween a safe and enjoyable holiday:

  • Wear light-colored clothing that's short enough to prevent tripping and add reflective tape to the sides, front and back of the costume.
  • Make sure children can see well through face masks, or use cosmetics to create fun or scary faces
  • Adults should accompany young children
  • Go out in daylight and carry a flashlight in case of delay
  • Stay within the neighborhood and only visit homes of people you know; never enter homes
  • Watch for traffic
  • Only give and accept wrapped or packaged candy, discarding any unwrapped items
  • Examine all candy before allowing children to eat it
  • Keep costumed children away from pets as pets may not recognize them and become frightened
  • Avoid hard plastic or wood props such as daggers or swords and substitute foam rubber which is soft and flexible
  • Review appropriate trick-or-treat safety precautions with your kids – including pedestrian and traffic safety rules
  • Stay on the sidewalks or curbside unless crossing the street; look both ways for vehicles
  • The family should know the children’s trick-or-treat route and kids should stick to it
  • Young children should trick-or-treat with an adult; older children should trick-or-treat with friends or in a group
  • Drivers should pay special attention to speed limits and be alert to children who may be difficult to see at night

For more information on Halloween and fun things to do, click here.