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Follow these Trick or Treat safety tips


Contributed: Jeanne Morgan

The candy goes in here, please: A young Trick or Treater holds her bag open at Saturday’s annual Trunk or Treat on Main Street. Dozens of kids and adults braved the rain to dress up and make the rounds of vehicles with goodies.

For many people, autumn events like Halloween and Harvest Day are fun times to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, attend parties, and eat yummy treats. These events are also opportunities to provide nutritious snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety.

Check out these tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters and party guests.

Going trick-or-treating?

• Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.

• Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.

• Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.

• Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering befo...

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