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How to have a fun and safe Halloween

Halloween has become a grand tradition of candy, costumes, pumpkins, ghosts and witches—and of course it is the culmination of the fall season. Which candy to buy, what to dress up as, which decorations to line the inside and outside of your house with—these are all dealt with long before the day comes. It would also behoove you to know how to prepare for the big spooky day from a safety perspective.

The National Safety Council has compiled a few tips to help you and your family enjoy the safest Halloween possible:

*Safety Tips for Motorists
   • Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs

   • Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully
   • At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing

   • Instruct your children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and avoid trick-or-treating alone

   • Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home
   • Teach your children to never enter a stranger's home

   • All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant

   • If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags to make sure they are visible
   • When buying Halloween makeup, make sure it is nontoxic and always test it in a small area first
   • Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation
*Directly from the National Safety Council

Keep Halloween safe and follow these recommended practices so you can get Vamped up for a Boo'tiful night!


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Wednesday, 16 January 2019