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Monday, October 22, 2018
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“Spooktober” is here! Halloween is coming up fast, and families throughout the community are getting ready - searching for the perfect costume, carving pumpkins and decorating their homes. Being able to enjoy this kid-friendly holiday in the safest way possible is very important to the Columbus Water Works. To assist in this effort, we have compiled a list of safety tips below:

Trick-or-Treating Safety Tips:
  • The Columbus Police Department advises trick-or-treating between 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • Children under the age of 12 should not be alone at night without adult supervision. If kids are mature enough to be out without supervision, they should travel in groups and stick to familiar areas that are well lit.
  • When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls.
  • Choose face paint and makeup whenever possible instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
  • Always walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.
  • Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  • Do not let your kids eat anything until you can check the candy first.

In addition to trick-or-treating, other family functions are taking place in our community in celebration of Halloween. Muscogee Moms has a Fall Festival guide, which lists many events where you and your family can safely have fun. 

Be safe and enjoy your Halloween! 

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