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North Hempstead Reminds Everyone to Have a Safe and Happy Halloween

North Hempstead Reminds Everyone to

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween

Immediate Release - Contact: David Chauvin - October 6, 2005 (516) 869-7794

Manhasset, NY- Supervisor Jon Kaiman and Councilman Tom Dwyer want everyone to participate in a safe and happy Halloween. Using safety tips and common sense can help make the most of your Halloween season and make it enjoyable for all members of your family.

“Halloween is a fun time for kids, but it is also an important time to be extra vigilant for possible safety hazards so that your children can be safe and have fun,” said Supervisor Kaiman

Some tips to make Halloween safe include:

  • Stay in familiar neighborhoods.
  • Avoid wearing masks while walking from house to house.
  • Wear clothing with reflective markings or tape.
  • Approach only houses that are lit.
  • Stay on sidewalks.
  • Ideally, young children of any age should be accompanied by an adult.
  • Cross the street only at corners. Don't hide or cross the street between parked cars.
  • Carry a flashlight to light your way.
  • Accept your treats at the door and never go into a stranger's house.
  • Have a grown-up inspect your treats before eating. And don't eat candy if the package is already opened. Small, hard pieces of candy are a choking hazard for young children.
  • Be cautious of animals and strangers.

“Ghost, ghouls and monsters aren't the only things to be afraid of on Halloween,” added Councilman Dwyer. “Accidents and mishaps can increase dramatically when children trick-or-treat without taking the proper precautions.”

Halloween is a cherished tradition but the excitement of the night can cause children to forget to be careful. To avoid the many dangers children face while trick or treating, use common sense. Be aware of potential Halloween hazards and take precautions to eliminate them.

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