Tips to stay safe on Halloween

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SOUTH WINDSOR – On Friday, Oct. 31, children across the country will head out trick-or-treating in costume.  But, the night can also be full of dangers and hazards.

South Windsor Police have released a list of safety tips to make sure your child has the best Halloween night possible.

  • Carry a flashlight
  • Walk, don’t run
  • Stay on the sidewalk; don’t cut across yards or driveways
  • Obey traffic signals and cross the street at corners
  • Stay in familiar neighborhoods
  • Make sure costumes don’t drag on the ground and are non-flammable
  • Wear bright, light-colored or reflective costumes so drivers can see you
  • Avoid wearing masks that obstruct your vision; use face paint or makeup instead
  • Carry only flexible knives, swords, or other props
  • Only approach houses that have exterior lights on
  • Don’t pet animals that you don’t know

For those of you who think your kid has picked up too much candy, Dolan Dental in Wethersfield is holding a candy buyback event the day after Halloween. They are offering to trade in candy for cash at a rate of $1 per pound.  Dr. Dolan will then send the sweets to Operation Gratitude, an organization that sends care packages to the U.S. military. Kool Smiles Dental Office’s in New Haven, Waterbury, New Britain, and Hartford are also collecting candy to donate to Operation Gratitude. You can trade it in at a rate of 1 toy for every 25 pieces of candy anytime between Wednesday, Oct. 29 and Wednesday Nov. 5.

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