Happy, Safe, Halloween

Everyone wants a safe and happy Halloween for themselves, their family and guests.   Forwarding some great ideas:

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  • Set Ground Rules. If your child will be trick-or-treating without you, establish a route with your child and don’t allow your child go door to door in an unfamiliar neighborhood.
  • Be sure to walk on the sidewalks and driveways. When crossing a street, make sure you are crossing at the corner or in a crosswalk.
  • If possible, carry a cellular phone.
  • Make sure your child carries a flashlight, glow stick or apply reflective tape on their costume to remain visible.
  • To keep kids from tempting to dig into their candy before you get home, feed them a meal or snack beforehand.
  • If you bring your pet along, IDs please! Always make sure your dog or cat has proper identification.
  • Remind your child of the dangers of getting into a stranger’s car at any time. If someone stops them and asks for help or offers them candy, tell them to scream as loud as they can and run.
  • If your child has a food allergy, be sure to carry their emergency medicines with you.
  • When driving, remember that children are everywhere. Be alert and drive slower than the speed limit in neighborhoods.
  • And remember to enjoy yourself!

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