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October 14 Ė Columbus Day
October 16 Ė Bossís Day
October 31 - Halloween
to be thinking about fall over-seeding, aerating, dethatching,
and fertilization. This helps repair and rejuvenate the
grass for Spring. Contact Craig Eslick with Lawns Unlimited for
safety tips that are sure to keep your little monster safe and
There are a few
things associated with Halloween as much as carving a Pumpkin,
but it can be extremely dangerous for younger children. As an
alternative to carving, you can consider allowing your younger
kids to use markers, paint, or pumpkin decorating kit without
the risk of pumpkin carving with a sharp blade.
If you, or your
child, are planning to wear a mask for your spooky night out,
make sure that the holes for the eyes are big enough to clearly
see both straight ahead and peripherally. You may have to cut
the eye openings larger to allow more visibility. If any skin
starts to show through the enlarged holes, you can always use
some black face paint to cover the exposed areas of the skin.
The only time of
year you allow your kids to take candy from strangers, you can
never be too careful. Make sure your kids understand not to eat
any candy or treats until they have properly been examined by
you. This allows you to check for any possible tampering with
the candy wrappers; and at the same time, you get a chance at
the first pick of candy!
spooky enough outside without having to worry about your child
not being seen in the dark while trick-or-treating. Prepare your
childís costume for strong visibility at night by choosing a
costume that can be made with bright materials. If the theme of
a costume does not allow for bright colors, add reflective tape
to your childís costume or treat bag.
OUT FOR BAD MONSTERS
are monsters out there are more than spooky. Never let your kid
go into a strangerís house or even ring their doorbell for
treats unless you are with them or say that itís okay. There are
some people in life that are not very nice to kids and you have
to be very careful.
AWAY FROM HAUNTED HOUSES
Ensure your kids
only visit houses with lights on. And, you might also suggest
the houses they visit have some sort of Halloween decoration on
the porch. Make sure your kids donít go inside someoneís house.
They can get their candy from the porch.
Sometimes a lost
or missing child can be scarier than a thirsty vampire, for both
you and your child. Know the trick or treat route your kids
take, especially if you are not going with them. Have them check
in regularly, by phone or by stopping back at home and make sure
they do not deviate from the preplanned trick or treat route so
you will always know where they are and will be.
TIME FLIES QUICKLY
Time always passes
quickly when everyone is having fun. Always set a time that you
expect your kids to be home and make sure they know how
important it is for them to be home by that time. You can also
make sure they know to call immediately if anything happens that
might make them late.
THE LONG WAY
only in well-lit areas. Stay on streets that are familiar with,
and avoid taking shortcuts through parking lots, alleys, and
pathways. If youíre not sure where a street goes or whether it
is safe, donít take a chance on it.
THE LONG WAY
only in well-lit areas. Stay on streets that you are familiar
with, and avoid taking shortcuts through parking lots, alleys,
and pathways. If youíre not sure where a street goes or whether
it is safe, donít take a chance on it.
OUR FOR FAST MOVING MUMMIES AND ZOMBIES
What out for fast
moving Mummies and Zombies! Always drive well below the posted
speed limit in any residential area during trick-or-treating
hours. You always want to make sure you have extra time to break
if a child darts in front of your car.
SHOULD BE SAFE FOR ALL YOUR LITTLE MONSTERS
be safe for all your little monsters. As much as your pets may
beg for candy or treats, remember that chocolate can be deadly,
in any amount, if ingested.
ZOMBIES ARE A SCARY THING
A hungry Zombie
can be a scary thing. A good tip to prevent your kids from
overloading on candy is to serve them a very filling meal before
they go out for their trick-or-treating Ė it helps to make them
their favorite dinner and a big dessert that spooky night.
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