Halloween is next week and we wanted to share Trick or Treating information and safety tips with everyone.
This year, Dickinson First United Methodist Church has organized a Trunk or Treat festival for October 31, 6:00pm to 9:00pm, at the Dickinson High School parking lot, 3800 Baker Drive, in front of the band hall. Since many of the homes in the Dickinson neighborhoods are still damaged and unoccupied, the Trunk or Treat will be a safe alternative from walking door to door. The Dickinson Police Department will have officers participating in the Trunk or Treat at the high school.
Here are some Halloween safety tips for a spooky good time.
-Wear light producing or reflective devices such as flashlights, glow sticks, or reflective tape to be more visible in the dark.
-Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips and falls.
-Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft and flexible.
-Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Parents should talk to children about NOT going ANYWHERE with strangers. A parent or responsible adult should walk with children.
-Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.
-Always WALK and don’t run from house to house.
-Look both ways before crossing the street and use crosswalks wherever possible.
-DRIVERS: drive BELOW the posted speed limit and watch for children and pedestrians in residential areas during trick-or-treating hours.
-Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
Have a safe and fun filled Halloween!