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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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