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Trick or Treat tips

September 29, 2011
The Altoona Mirror

Wear comfortable shoes!!

Carry a flashlight

Wear something with a reflector on it

Go out before dark-especially for little ones. The big kids tend to flood the streets later at night making it hard for little ones to trick or treat.

Never go into a strangers house, even if they ask you to come in while they go and get some candy.

Throw away all homemade or unwrapped treats.

When walking down the street, have the adult walk closest to the road, and the children closest to the houses.

Do not run ahead of the adults-its very easy for children to get carried away and accidentally run into the road.

Do not pet strange animals while trick or treating.

Do not eat candy as you go.

Always be nice, even when people do not have any candy to give out.

Do not knock on doors where the lights are off.

Watch where you step!

Have a plan before you start. If you are walking in an unfamiliar neighborhood, it is easy to get lost.

When you approach a treat giving house, make sure to yell "Trick or Treat!" very loudly!

When you get home, check all of the candy before allowing children to eat any of it.

You are looking for:

* old worn wrappers

* torn wrappers (even with the smallest hole)

* home made treats

* unwrapped treats

* toys with small parts that may be a chocking hazard

* money (change)

* fruit

* any candy that looks like it may have been tampered with.

* for small children, remove any hard candies. They tend to become slick once in the mouth and can quickly become a choking hazard.

* lickable stamps

* glass or sharp objects

Have a safe and Fun Halloween-and take lots of pictures!

 
 

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