Safety first on Halloween night


Dennis Gosnell, Assignment Editor

Oct. 31 is right around the corner and with it comes Halloween. Trick-or-treater’s will be wandering through the streets in search of that sugary goodness, candy. With trick-or-treating happening in the nighttime hours, safety and caution is important. Here are some tips for prowling the streets for candy safely from Oklahoma’s Own News on 6:

Dracula enjoys his Type A Blood Juicebox.

• Carry a flashlight while trick-or-treating.
• Don’t cut through alleys, across yards or driveways.
• Wear a watch you can read in the dark.
• Face paint is better than a mask so you can see your surroundings better. If you must wear a mask, don’t wear it between houses.
• If there’s not a sidewalk, walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic.
• Stay away from and don’t pet animals you don’t know.
• Kids should have some type of identification on them, even if it’s a note in their pocket with their name, address and phone number.
• Don’t accept a ride from anyone you don’t know, even if they call you by name.
• Have a family code word, so if someone tells you they’ve been sent by your parent, if that person doesn’t know the family code word, never go. Run away and get help.
• Never go into a home to get the candy. Stay outside on the porch.
• A parent should accompany children, but, if that’s not possible, kids should trick-or-treat in groups with other children they know.
• Remember that QuikTrip stores and fire stations are safe places you can go if you’re in any kind of trouble.
Midwest City Events Press Release (http://mwc.publishpath.com/mwc-to-host-halloween-events-for-children):
On Oct. 28, from 1 – 2:30 p.m. the annual Special Needs Trick or Treat City will be held at the Nick Harroz Community Center. Attendees will enjoy the Candy Village and Carnival.

Viking Moose falls prey to sweet gluttony.

Finally, on Sat. Oct. 29, from 2 – 4:30 p.m., the annual Trick or Treat City will be held. In its 33rd year, the Parks and Recreation Department will transform a part of the Joe B. Barnes Regional Park into a Halloween Candy Village and Carnival. The Spirit of Midwest City playground becomes a fantasyland from which children can wander through to collect candy from their favorite characters and enjoy crafts, games and inflatable activities.

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