140 year of Shriners

140 year of Shriners

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Tips for Trick-or-Treaters;



  • Carry a flashlight.
  • Walk, don't run.
  • Stay on sidewalks.
  • Walk in groups rather then by yourself
  • Obey all traffic and pedestrian regulations.
  • Look both ways before crossing the street, and always walk as a group at established crosswalks.
  • Avoid hiding or crossing the street between parked cars.
  • Stay in familiar neighborhoods.
  • Avoid cutting across yards or driveways.
  • Wear a watch that can be read in the dark.
  • Make sure costumes don't drag on the ground.
  • Avoid wearing masks while walking from house to house.
  • Approach only houses that are lit.
  • Be cautious of animals and strangers. Never enter a stranger's home or car for a treat.
  • Accept treats only in doorways, never inside houses.
  • Say thank you after receiving your treats.
  • Bring treats home to be inspected before eating any.
 Tips for Adults
  • A parent or guardian should accompany kids whenever possible.
  • Notify law enforcement authorities of any suspicious or unlawful activity.
  • After children return home, sort and check all treats. Throw away any spoiled, unwrapped, opened, or suspicious items.
  • Apportion treats for the days following Halloween.
  • Make sure that items that can cause choking (such as hard candies) are given only to those of an appropriate age.
Tips for Homeowners
  • Make sure your yard is clear of such things as ladders, hoses, animals, and flower pots that can trip the young ones.
  • Pets get frightened on Halloween. Put them up to protect them from cars or inadvertently biting a trick-or-treater.
  • Battery powered jack o'lantern candles are preferable to a real flame.
  • If you do use candles, place the pumpkin well away from where trick-or-treaters will be walking or standing.
  • Make sure paper or cloth yard decorations won't be blown into a flaming candle.
  • Healthy food alternatives for trick-or-treaters include packages of low-fat crackers with cheese or peanut butter filling, single-serve boxes of cereal, packaged fruit rolls, mini-boxes of raisins and single-serve packets of low-fat popcorn that can be microwaved later.
  • Non-food treats: plastic rings, pencils, stickers, erasers, coins.
 The Masonic community hopes you make this a safe and fun Halloween for yourself and all Trick or Treaters! Happy Halloween everyone!
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