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Halloween Safety

The best Halloween memories are those involving friends and family: carving pumpkins together, trick-or-treating at friends’ and neighbors’ homes, getting lost in corn mazes, and going on hay rides.

Halloween is a fun holiday for parents and kids alike, but as this is a once-a-year event, we could all probably use a Halloween Safety refresher.  Let’s work together to keep our community safe!

Stay together and stay visible.  Make sure your kids trick-or-treat with you or with another trusted adult.  Not only is it more fun to venture out with friends and family, it also keeps you safe!  Carry flashlights or add reflective tape to costumes or bags if venturing out after dark – make sure motorists as well as other ghosts and goblins can easily see you.

Mind your manners. Be sure your children remember that even though they may be dressed like little ghouls, it is not best to behave in a similar fashion!  After ‘Trick-or-treat’ a simple ‘Please’ and ‘Thank you’ can go a long way – especially on this night.

Eat candy at home. Make sure your kids are well fed before trick-or-treating and they will be much less likely to eat candy between houses.  Once home, check your kids’ candy for any pieces that are unwrapped or unusual before letting your kids have at it. (Sneak some pieces for yourself, too!)

Stay safe and sober.  Adult Halloween celebrations have a different set of dangers.  If you choose to drink, please keep an eye on how much you and others around you consume and don’t let it get out of hand. At Daggett Shuler we believe that the best answer is to stay safe and sober, and to offer a ride home to anyone who has had too much to drink.

Have fun! Trick-or-treating is a blast, so get in on the action too and dress up with your kids! Best of all, spend quality time with your friends and family!

The Daggett Shuler team wishes you and yours a safe and Happy Halloween!

I would like to take time to thank the staff at Daggett Shuler Attorneys at Law. To Megan Youngblood for helping me get my disability started; thank you so much for everything!

Olivia Winston