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Boonville Daily News - Boonville, MO
  • Halloween Safety.

  • Tomorrow is Halloween and many young children will be Trick or Treating around town. Boonville Police Chief Bobby Welliver wants area children to be safe and has sent a list of precautionary rules to follow.     
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  • BOONVILLE — Tomorrow is Halloween and many young children will be Trick or Treating around town. Boonville Police Chief Bobby Welliver wants area children to be safe and has sent a list of precautionary rules to follow.      "I would also urge parents to accompany their children while they trick or treat. We have several areas in the city where large numbers of children trick or treat. We would urge parents to park their vehicles in a safe location and walk with their children. Too many cars on a roadway can cause many dangers to everyone out walking," Welliver said. "Please think about the safety of everyone and be courteous while driving or walking through any neighborhood." Below are tips for a safe in Halloween in Boonville • Swords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible. • Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult. • Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you. • Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat. • Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don't run from house to house. • Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation. • Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible. • Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses. • Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe. • Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls. • Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers. • Enter homes only if you're with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Don't stop at dark houses. Never accept rides from strangers. • Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.
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