The spooky time of Halloween is just around the corner! Here at ACMH we want our community to have a safe and fun holiday. So, here are some tips for your trick-or-treaters.
Costume safety is important. Such as, wearing appropriate fitting clothing, make sure they are the right length and size. Another safety tip is to wear bright, reflective clothing. This is to make it easier to see drivers to see pedestrians. Masks can obstruct someone’s vision making it harder to see crossing a street, or going up a porch. Try using non-toxic face paint.
The most popular times for trick-or-treating are between the times of 5:30pm-9:30pm. If your child is under the age of 12, it is recommended that they have adult supervision. Traveling in groups is also a good idea. Also, only go to houses with the porch light that are on. If you are over the age of 12, and traveling in a group, someone having a cellphone in case of emergencies is also good. If you see any suspicious activity going on, please do not go and find out what is happening. Contact your local Law Enforcement or 911.
Lastly, we all know that the candy is the best part, but safe candy is just as important! If you have any allergies, check the label on the candy to make sure that it does not contain any ingredients that you have allergies to. The next thing to check is to see if the wrapper on the candy has been tampered with. If you suspect that it has been opened or messed with, DO NOT EAT. Throw the candy away. Candy is good to eat, but eating a good meal before going out will help you from eating all those sweet treats. Hope you all have a spook-tacular Halloween!
By Allison Powell, CNA
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