Halloween safety tips and events

Published 9:15 am Monday, October 22, 2012

In addition to regular trick-or-treating for kids, there are several other events happening in Columbus on Halloween night. Columbus Downtown Merchants Association will hand out candy between 4-6 p.m. in downtown Columbus, while Councilwoman Ernie Kan will distribute candy at town hall from 4-6 p.m. Columbus Baptist Church will host a trunk-or-treat event from 5 p.m. until all candy and goodies are given away. Columbus Fire Department is handing out apples to all kids that stop by the department.
The Columbus Police Department and other safety personnel will be on call to ensure safe trick-or-treating and encourages everyone to utilize the following tips during the night:
• Parents, remind your children to look both ways before crossing the street
• Make sure your child carries a flashlight, glowstick, or has reflective tape on their costume so they can be seen at night
• Younger children should be accompanied by an adult or an older, responsible sibling
• Remind kids to not eat any treats until inspected by an adult
• Remind kids not to enter a strange house or car
Also, please remember to be extra cautious both nights if you are driving.
Contact the Columbus Police Department at 828-894-5464 or in person at 117 Walker Street, Columbus, if you have any questions.
– article submitted by Donna Butler

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