As children prepare to visit neighbors on Halloween night, the American Red Cross offers parents some safety tips to keep their little ghosts and goblins safe on Trick-or-Treat night.
Executive Director Marlene Henderson said children need to be cautious of people they do not know, never go into a stranger’s home to accept treats and only visit homes that have a porch light on.
"Plan your route," emphasized Henderson. "Make sure the family knows what way you are going, which street you’re going to be on and if at all possible make sure you take an adult with you."
When it comes to costumes Henderson suggests trick-or-treaters wear light-colored or reflective-type clothing so you’re more visible, this is also a good idea for bikes or skateboards to have reflective tape. Use face paint rather than masks or things that will cover your eyes and remember many costumes are flammable.
"When you look at the little wigs the kids are wearing and the little costumes they’re very flammable," said Henderson. "Make sure they stay away from any kind of open fire, open flame."
Saturday, October 29th
5:30-7:30pm : Cumberland, Frazeysburg
Monday, October 31st
5:30-7:00pm : Zanesville, South Zanesville, Malta, McConnelsville, Dresden, Stockport, Chesterhill
6:00-7:00pm : New Lexington, New Concord, Philo, Duncan Falls