Today and tonight, the kids will be focused on the excitement of going door-to-door in our small town tradition of Halloween trick-or-treat. Here are some tips to keep them safe.Make sure their costumes are flame-resistant.A parent or adult guardian should always be with younger kids.Send 'em out with a flashlight and reflective tape on the costumes.Only visit homes with the porch light on. Never go inside.Walk on the sidewalks, not the street. Look before crossing.Don't cross the street between parked cars.Take extra care around pets. This is a disturbing night for them.
For the parents (From the Red Cross):
For the homeowners:Sweep leaves from steps and sidewalks.Clear the porch and front yard of any obstaclesRestrain all household pets.Use a glow stick in the jack-o-lantern instead of candle.
For the drivers:Know that kids could be anywhere, not just in the popular areas.Slow down, slow down, slow down!Don't use your cell phone or text while driving.Make sure your headlights are clean.