Some tips on how you can be safe on Halloween.
Oct. 31 is right around the corner and with it comes Halloween. Trick-or-treater’s will be wandering through the streets in search of that sugary goodness, candy. With trick-or-treating happening in the nighttime hours, safety and caution is important. Here are some tips for prowling the streets for candy safely from Oklahoma’s Own News on 6:
• If there’s not a sidewalk, walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic.
• Stay away from and don’t pet animals you don’t know.
• Kids should have some type of identification on them, even if it’s a note in their pocket with their name, address and phone number.
• Don’t accept a ride from anyone you don’t know, even if they call you by name.
• Have a family code word, so if someone tells you they’ve been sent by your parent, if that person doesn’t know the family code word, never go. Run away and get help.
• Never go into a home to get the candy. Stay outside on the porch.
• A parent should accompany children, but, if that’s not possible, kids should trick-or-treat in groups with other children they know.
• Remember that QuikTrip stores and fire stations are safe places you can go if you’re in any kind of trouble.
Midwest City Events Press Release (http://mwc.publishpath.com/mwc-to-host-halloween-events-for-children):
On Oct. 28, from 1 – 2:30 p.m. the annual Special Needs Trick or Treat City will be held at the Nick Harroz Community Center. Attendees will enjoy the Candy Village and Carnival.