Friday, October 28, 2011

SAFE HALLOWEEN





Meridian Township Police Department will be hosting a Halloween Open House.  Children and adults are invited to attend and wear your costume!  Visit with McGruff the Crime Dog, sit in a patrol car, activate the siren, register for prizes and gobble up Halloween treats. Cider and donuts will be available to all visitors. 
Time:              10 am - 1 pm               
Location:       Public Safety Building5151 Marsh Rd, Okemos
Price:             Free

Trick or treating will take place on October 31 from 6 pm until 8 pm.

For a full list of Halloween events going on in Meridian Township please visit: Halloween Events
For many people, autumn events like Halloween are a fun time to dress up in costumes, go trick-or-treating, attend parties, and eat yummy treats. It is also an opportunity to provide nutritious snacks, get physical activity, and focus on safety.
Below are tips to help make the festivities fun and safe for trick-or-treaters and party guests.

Going trick-or-treating?

Alphabet letter SSwords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
Alphabet letter AAvoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
Alphabet letter FFasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
Alphabet letter EExamine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
Alphabet letter HHold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don't run from house to house.
Alphabet letter AAlways test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
Alphabet letter LLook both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
Alphabet letter LLower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
Alphabet letter OOnly walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
Alphabet letter WWear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
Alphabet letter EEat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
Alphabet letter EEnter homes only if you're with a trusted adult.
Alphabet letter NNever walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

This is an excerpt of an article taken from http://www.cdc.gov/family/halloween/

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