Halloween Observance Date, Time and Safety Tips

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Halloween Observance Date, Time and Safety Tips

 

Halloween will be observed in the City of Cleveland on Thursday, October 31, 2013 between the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Listed below are recommendations for a safe Halloween:

• Adults should accompany young children and older kids should travel in groups

• Children should wear light colored clothing short enough to prevent tripping.

• Add reflective tape to increase visibility.

• Make sure children can see through their masks or use make-up.

• Avoid hard plastic or wooden props such as daggers or swords.

• Use foam or other soft and flexible materials.

• Carry and use a flashlight when it gets dark.

• Visit homes you know and stay within your own neighborhood.

• Be alert for vehicle traffic.

• Only give and accept wrapped or packaged candy.

• Parents examine all candy before allowing children to eat it and report anything

suspicious to police.

• Keep costumed children away from pets who may become frightened.