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Happy Halloween!!

With all of the tricks and treats in store, keep in mind that this can also be a hazardous time as well. Here are some tips to keep you and your kids safe this Halloween.

Halloween Safety Tips

Costume Tips:

  • Wear costumes that are bright and easily seen or use reflective tape to help increase your visibility.

  • Make sure that costumes and shoes fit well to prevent tripping.

  • Consider face-paint/makeup rather than masks that can limit or block eyesight.

  • Avoid wearing decorative contact lenses, they can be damaging to eyes.

Trick-or-Treating Tips:

  • Ensure that a parent or responsible adult accompanies younger children on their neighborhood rounds.

  • If your older children are going on their own, go over the route they will take and establish a curfew.

  • Bring flashlights with fresh batteries. 

  • Tell your kids to stick together. They should only go to homes with their lights on, and NEVER go inside a home or car.

  • Carry a cellphone for quick communication. Teach kids how to dial 911 in case of an emergency. 

  • Stick to well-lit streets and on the sidewalks. Don’t cut across yards or use alleys.

  • Don’t assume the right away. Motorists don’t always see trick-or-treaters and just because one might stop, others may not.

Home Safety Tips:

  • Remove anything from the porch or front yard that someone could trip on such as garden hoses or lawn decorations.

  • Check the outdoor lights and replace ones that are burnt out so trick-or-treaters can see more clearly.

  • Wet leaves should be swept from sidewalks and steps.

  • Keep pets inside so they won’t be tempted to jump on or bite a trick-or-treater.

Have a fun and safe Halloween from the Realty Edge Team. Contact us at (507-722-1107) www.rochesterrealtyedge.com. And like us on Facebook! 

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Nate Cunningham

Nate grew up and graduated high school in Osage, Iowa. He served in the US Army and Iowa Army National Guard right out of high school and went on to complete one tour in Northeast Afghanistan. Nate th....

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