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My Take - Halloween Safety

Halloween is here, and children across the valley will soon be trick or treating. To prevent a real horror from happening, make a safety checklist. Keep an eye on your kids. Always stay in a group.  Get noticed; the brighter the better. Choose bright costume colors and flame-retardant materials. If your child will be trick-or-treating outdoors after dark, attach reflective tape to his or her costume.  In case it's chilly outdoors, make sure your child's costume is loose enough for warm clothing to be worn underneath, but not long enough to cause tripping. Avoid oversized shoes and high heels.  Skip the masks. A mask can obstruct your child's vision, especially if it slips out of place. Use kid-friendly makeup instead. And  always  inspect your child's candy before you let them eat any of it.  If you are uncomfortable going door to door  look for a safe locations to trick or treat,  you will find area churches and local police providing a variety of trick or treat activities in your community.

I'm Vanessa Oubre, that's " My Take"  What's Yours?

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