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Page A-10 -Mason County Journal- Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 Children Parents • Carry a bright flashlight to illuminate sidewalks, steps and paths. • Make sure your child eats a good dinner before going out Trick-or- • Use fresh flashlight batteries. Check it BEFORE you leave the house. Treating. They need proper energy tonight...!!! • Chemical GLOW in the DARK LIGHT STICKS can be used along with • If you buy a costume, look for one made of flame-retardant material. flashlights. • Make sure you work into your child's OR adult Halloween costume, reflector strips, a FLASHING safety light or the very popular GLOW LIGHT • Always WALK, do not run. Stay on the Sidewalks. (If their is no STICKS to make everyone more visible and much safer at night. SAFETY sidewalk) walk on the left side of the road. FIRST tonight of all nights...! • Walk SINGLE file, facing the traffic. • Teach your child how call 9-1-1 (or your local emergency number) if they • Obey ALL local traffic signals, have an emergency or become lost. Remind them that 9-1-1 can be dialed • Cross only at corners, with adults. Look both ways before crossing, free at any payphone. • Trick-or-Treat only in familiar neighborhoods. • Bring your child for a visit to your local police or fire department. • DO NOT cut across stranger's yards or driveways. • Children should carry several quarters so they can call home. • Make sure your costumes don't drag on the ground. • Let them borrow the FULLY CHARGED family cell phone, with home • Wear comfortable walking shoes, and they should fit properly, number ready. • Make sure your shoe laces are tied tight. You can trip...!!i• Ideally, young children of any age should be accompanied by an adult. • Avoid wearing your mask while walking from house to house. • If your children go on their own, be sure they wear a watch, preferably one that can be read in the dark. • Carry only flexible knives, swords or other props. • Set their watch alarm if you have time limit for Trick-or-Treating. • Avoid pointed props such as spears, or wands that endanger other • Older children should know where to reach you and when to be home. children's eyes. • Wear clothing and costumes with reflective tape or "Glow in the Dark" • Older children should trick-or-treat in groups. markings. • You should know WHERE they're going and with WHO they are going • At night safety strobe lights can also be attached to children's with. costumes. Proper SAFETY knows no age barrier...t • Although product tampering is rare, tell the children to bring ALL the • Visit houses that have lights on, especially houses with Halloween candy home to be decorations, inspected BEFORE consuming anything. • Stay away from any animals that you don't know. • Look at the wrapping carefully and toss out anything that looks like =Always be polite. And don't forget to say "Thank You" tampering. • If you child has an ALLERGY, VERY IMPORTANT to look at the ingredients HAVE FUN & BE of the treats they bring home. • Trick or Treating should be concluded prior to 10 PM Safety tips courtesy of the Mason County Sheriff's Office ii a.m. - Sunday - 8 p.m: Monday #t Tuesday Wed. - Sun. from 2:30 - 4:30 Ii0 S. First St, 8helton, WA 98584 360-426-1421 * * * 360-426-1456 We need a hotiday where people gLve out SPECIAL - Buy a Fritter and get your copy of the Journal for 75’ [ Trick or Treat indoors at the Maple Glen Friday, October 3 ! 4:00 - 7:00 pm Free to kids of all ages MAPLE GLEN senior living 1706 N/13th Loop Rd. Shelton WA 360-427-0300 artegan.com 98584