It’s time for candy corn, carved pumpkins and silly costumes in all corners of the county. There are lots of Halloween activities before and on Saturday, Oct. 31, and we also want you to stay safe.
- Haunted Mini-Golf and 20+ More Park Authority Events
- The Farmers Markets’ Jack-o-Lantern Carving Contest
- Halloween Parades and Other Library Events
- Ghost and Ghouls Reading List
- Bring Your Little Pumpkins! Free Child Safety Seat Inspection Oct. 31
- Meowloween at Animal Shelter
Take a Ghost Train Ride!
- Do not talk to strangers; do not go into homes or cars of people you do not know; and do not approach animals you do not know.
- Make sure children know their phone number and address — and to provide this information to a police officer in an emergency or if lost.
- Stay on sidewalks and avoid walking in streets, if possible.
- If there are no sidewalks, walk on the left side of the road, facing traffic.
- Cross streets only at the corner and never cross between parked vehicles or mid-block.
- Don’t drink and drive! Designate a driver or call SoberRide at 1-800-200-TAXI
— WRAP.org (@WRAP_org) October 19, 2015
- Halloween food safety tips for parents
- Pay extra attention to crosswalks, intersections and the side of the road. Kids tend to walk along the curbs, cutting across streets to get to other homes.
- Don’t text and drive!
- Be aware that children may be shorter than parked cars and wearing dark clothing.
- Drive below the posted speed limit in residential areas on Halloween, Saturday, Oct. 31. This allows you time to brake if you see a child dart in front of you.
- Do not pass other vehicles that have stopped in the roadway, they could be dropping off children.
- If you are dropping off or picking up your kids on a road, pull off the road into a safe spot and turn on your hazard lights to alert other drivers.