Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Have a safe and fun Halloween with these useful tips

GRAND JUNCTION, Colo - Halloween is this Thursday, and the Grand Junction Fire Department, Grand Junction Police Department, Mesa County Sheriff’s Office, and Mesa County Valley School District 51 want you to have a safe, fun holiday! Stay safe with these Halloween tips.

Have an adult come with you to trick-or-treat, and go in a group.

Avoid wearing costumes to school that are gory, scary, violent, or include full-face makeup or a full-face mask.

Light colored costumes and reflective clothing or tape help drivers see trick-or-treaters.

Light the way by carrying flashlights or glow sticks.

Outfits should allow freedom of movement and be fire retardant or fire resistant.

Watch for cars, use crosswalks, and plan a safe route and stick to it.

Eyes should be able to see up, down, forward, and from the sides if you’re wearing a mask.

Eat treats only after your parents have inspected them for signs of tampering.

Never go inside a stranger’s home or vehicle while trick-or-treating, and don’t eat homemade treats unless you know the person who made them.