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Halloween Safety
To make sure your Halloween is not only happy – but also SAFE! - check out these tips to keep in mind while celebrating this spooky season. 

1. Plan Ahead

Ensure your route is well-planned, and you know the neighborhoods you'll be visiting. Stick to well-lit streets with plenty of houses participating in the festivities.

2. Remove Tripping Hazards

If you plan on trick-or-treaters coming to your home, make sure you remove any dangerous tripping hazards and have adequate outdoor lighting.

3. Drive Cautiously

If you're driving on Halloween, be extra cautious and drive below the speed limit in residential areas.

4. Check Your Candy

Examine all candy before consumption. Discard any unwrapped or suspicious items. If your child has food allergies, be especially vigilant.

5. Stay Visible

Use reflective tape or stickers on costumes and bags, or opt for costumes with built-in reflectors to ensure children are visible to drivers.

6. Eat a Good Meal

Feed your child a good meal prior to parties and trick-or-treating to discourage filling up on too many treats.


By following these tips, you can ensure that everyone in our community has a happy and safe Halloween!


Happy Halloween from all of us at the Alexandria Area YMCA!

Category: Youth and Family