This year’s trick or treating will have costumes of all kinds, children of all ages, and an overall sense of scare and excitement.
Louisiana State Troopers are providing the following tips to ensure everyone has a safe Halloween.
When planning a costume, consider an option that is reflective and bright. Chuck E. Cheese’s is giving out free slices of candy corn pizza this Halloween every hour, on the hour, from 4-8 p.m.
Cars – Trick-or-treaters: Keep an eye out for cars and look both ways while trick-or-treating in the dark.
Make sure your kids get all treats and no tricks this Halloween.
For one of the more explosive, exciting aspects of festivities – fireworks – MacDonald also advises caution. But it’s important to stay safe.
“If they have to cross, stick together”, Seawood said.
Accept treats at the door and never go into a stranger’s house. That fall can be unsafe if the child is crossing the street at the time.
Park your vehicle in your garage and lock it, to prevent vandalism. Interestingly, this year will mark the 65 anniversary of Trick or Treat.
Only visit homes that have the porch light on.
♦ Patrol your street occasionally to discourage speeding and mischief.
Besides trick-or-treat outings, Pueblo has lots of Halloween events for children and adults to enjoy.
Among the tips, all children should be accompanied by an adult, only cross the street at corners or crosswalks. Parents can dress their kids up in cute costumes, kids get an incredible sugar overdose, older kids can head out in their bloodiest, scariest costumes, and those of us who choose to stay home and hand out candy get to watch the fun unfold.
Since this is an early-evening event, parents tend to walk alongside their kids – especially the younger ones – as they go door to door to ensure they are safe. Remind children not to eat all their candy at once or it can make them sick.
Additionally, Dr. Robert Glatter, an emergency department physician at Lenox Hill Hospital in NY, said both children and adults should avoid colored contact lenses unless they get them from a doctor. For safety’s sake, costume accessories and props like swords should be soft and flexible – without sharp points or edges.