Spook-tacular Time
by Wave's Editorial Position
Oct 30, 2013 | 1353 views | 0 0 comments | 45 45 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Thursday night is the night for princesses, pirates, spooks and goblins to en masse at our doorsteps gathering the equivalent of 20+ caloric pounds of sweets.

The age-old tradition of Trick or treating is a special time for youngsters every Halloween.

They go door-to-door, hoping for sweet treats from adults in the spirit of the season.

In light of the thousands of munchkins roaming our streets tomorrow night, here are a few reminders to keep our kids safe during Halloween.

Rule No. 1 for trick or treat safety: Parents or a responsible teen should accompany the young ghosts and goblins on their rounds, especially since it gets dark around 7 p.m. this time of year.

Law enforcement will be out in force, patrolling our streets but they can't be everywhere at all times.

Every child should carry and turn on a flashlight while out. Reflective tape and flame retardant material is always a good idea for costumes.

Rather than a mask that tends to impair vision, parents should consider painting their child's face to match their costumes. Children also should travel in groups and stay in neighborhoods they know.

Remember that snow is a common occurrence around the end of October, and although the forecast calls for rain and snow possible through today, the temperatures will only be in the mid-40s during peak trick-or-treat hours. Please dress your kiddos for chilly weather.

After making their rounds, parents should inspect each and every piece of candy in their child's trick or treat bag. It’s always better to be safe than sorry during this fun holiday season. Happy Haunting Heber Valley!
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