Ghouls, Ghosts and Goblins…Oh My!

As Halloween approaches many are still scheming the perfect costume, while some have had it tucked away for months. Although this festive time of year is an exciting time, it can also be dangerous. The American Red Cross has some tips to ensure that you and your family stay safe from any ghouls or goblins prowling.


Our very own AmeriCorps Member, Kevin (middle)
Our very own AmeriCorps Member, Kevin (middle)

During the “witching hour,” the same time when many communities hold “trick-or-treat,” it is very easy to be unseen, especially if a child wanders off, or is wearing a dark costume. Try to spice it up dark costumes with some reflective tape! Or, make sure they are wearing bright colors that are easily visible.


Always look both ways before crossing the street and only cross at the corner; although drivers will be looking out for ghosts and ghouls, they may not be able to see you.


When kids do get home after a long night of candy hunting, make sure an adult inspects the candy.


"Ladies Choice"
"Ladies Choice"

 I recall as a child the most memorable part of Halloween was dumping out my candy and then trading with my siblings, although I do remember my brother often just taking some of mine! However, this is an opportunity for parents to make sure that there are no open packages, choking hazards or anything else in the candy.  


Do you like my costumes from back in the day? That’s me sandwiched between my siblings. I prefer the knight, but the ladies in the Communications office here seem to like the pirate! Email us pics of your little ones having a safe Halloween this year. We would love to share how you celebrate trick-or-treat safely!

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