Pre-K student Amelia Mix shows off the trick-or-Treat bag that each student received from the Prophetstonw Police Department to remind them of how to have a safe Halloween.
Prophetstown PD Shares Tips00:00 AM October 30, 2017
Halloween is night when kids get the chance to collect enough candy to tie them over until Christmas. It a great night of fun and frolic, but it's also a night that calls for caution and good sense.
On Monday afternoon Prophetstown Police Chief Bruce Franks and patrolman Jerrod Reynolds visited Prophetstown Elementary School to remind the students of how to stay safe while gathering their treats. Franks told the kids to only visit houses approved by their parents and to make sure they wear costumes that don't interfere with their vision.
Another important reminder was to not approach anyone that tries to entice them with treats from a vehicle. It was also suggested that kids travel in groups and adhere to the times set for their special evening. Prophetstown, Lyndon, and Tampico have set 4:30-7:00 for Trick-or-Treating with Erie running from 5;00-7:00.
SAFETY TIPS- National Safety Council
- A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds
- If your older children are going alone, plan and review a route acceptable to you
- Agree on a specific time children should return home
- Teach your children to never enter a stranger's home or car
- Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends
- Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home
- All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant
- Avoid masks, which can obstruct vision
- If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticks
- When buying Halloween makeup, make sure it is nontoxic and always test it in a small area first
- Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation
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