Friday, October 31, 2008

Have a Safe Halloween

The City of Selma will be observing Halloween from 6pm until 8pm tonight. Costumed children will be filling the streets in search of candy. Since Halloween falls on a Friday, this year, and not a school night, crowds are expected to be larger.

In order to make sure your candy-gathering experience is a safe and healthy one, a few simple rules should be followed. Young children should be accompanied by an adult while trick or treating. Having a flashlight for the darker hours is a smart move, as well. Observing street-crossing safety rules, such as looking both ways before crossing a street, is very important. Also, make sure that any masks have eye-holes large enough to not impede vision.

Trick or treat in familiar areas, and discard any questionable candy.

Keep these few ideas in mind to have a safe, accident-free Halloween.

1 comment:

  1. Should also remind children to mind the porch lights. If the light is off, there is no candy to be given out. There are many households (especially the elderly) that are afraid to open their doors in Selma, even for trick-or-treaters.