Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips

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Kids are getting geared up for trick-or-treating with Halloween just around the corner. While kids are anxious to get out the door parents should also be making their own plan of attack.

As the sun goes down it’s important to make sure kids are still seen. Additional glow items and reflectors can be added to costumes in order to make them visible during the dark night. Both adults and children can carry a flashlight to help light up the path while making their rounds and it helps to make a presence known for passing cars.

Let your kids get the full trick-or-treating experience by walking from door to door instead of driving them around. Cars create additional back-ups on the road and it is more problematic for children crossing the street.

Even after the fun has ended adults need to check for tampered candy before kids start opening their treats. The Lucas County Sheriff’s Department will also help out by screening candy on Halloween night from 6pm to 9pm at the Juvenile Justice Center in Toledo.

If the heap of goodies is too large, children can bring their candy to Brookview Dental in Sylvania. The office will be holding their annual Halloween Buyback where they give a dollar to kids for every pound of candy they donate. Collection will take place at the dentist office on November 1st and 2nd starting at 8am.

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