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Halloween Safety Tips
Happy Halloween!! The Brentwood, Tenn., area is filled with great neighborhoods for goblins and princesses to knock on doors and ask for treats. Although many people might feel relatively safe among their neighbors, there are a few things to remember to make the night enjoyable for everyone.
According to Communication Works, the following are basic social rules to share with your children for Halloween trick or treating:
- Trick or treating usually begins when the sun starts to go down. People need to get home from work and get prepared before you can go out.
- Generally 9:00 p.m. is the latest time to knock on doors. If there is no one out in the neighborhood, it is probably time to head home and call it quits.
- Once you are out, stay with your parents or the group you are with. There is no need to run from house to house or across the street; there is plenty of candy to go around.
- When trick or treating, take one candy from the bowl and save some for others.
- Please and thank you's are appreciated on Halloween. Don't forget, these are your neighbors and they will see you again. It's important to be nice!
- If a light is out at a house, don't bother to knock because most likely they are not at home.
- Eating all your candy in one night WILL make you sick and leave nothing for you to look forward to the next day.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a great list of reminders for keeping your little ones safe. Click here to view it.
Also, if you're headed out to buy pumpkins for decorating and carving, consider supporting The Cooper Trooper Foundation Pumpkin Patch at the corner of Cool Springs Blvd. and Mallory Lane in Cool Springs. 100% of their profits go to a great cause. Hear their story: http://williamsonsource.com/buy-pumpkin-purpose-cooper-trooper-foundation-patch/
Have a safe and fun Halloween!â€¨
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