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Updated: 10/17/2013 08:00:01AM

Trick-or-treat Oct. 31 in Lake Placid

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By CHIEF JAMES FANSLER

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Trick-or-treat had been officially set for Thursday, Oct. 31 from 6 to 9 p.m. in Lake Placid.

The Lake Placid Police Department wishes everyone a safe and fun-filled Halloween and encourages those who participate in trick-or-treat to pay close attention to their surroundings; paying special attention while driving.

LPPD reminds parents of a few safety points to help keep their children safe:

• Have children wear costumes that are bright and reflective; consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility.

• Provide flashlights with fresh batteries for all children and their escorts. By using a flashlight, they can see and be seen by others.

• A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their trick-or-treat adventure. Make sure cellphones are fully charged.

• Stay in a group, remember, “Safety in numbers.”

• Only trick-or-treat in well-known neighborhoods at homes that have a porch light on.

• Remain on well-lit streets and always use the sidewalk.

• If no sidewalk is available, walk at the farthest edge of the roadway facing traffic.

• Never cut across yards or use alleys.

• Remove any mask or item that will limit eyesight before crossing a street, driveway, or alley.

• Don’t allow children to eat unwrapped food items or open beverages that may be offered.

• No treats are to be eaten until they are thoroughly checked by an adult at home.

• Wait until children are home to sort and check treats. Though tampering is rare, a responsible adult should closely examine all treats and throw away any spoiled, unwrapped, or suspicious items.

• Notify law enforcement immediately of any suspicious or unlawful activity or packages.




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