WHITLEY COUNTY — With Halloween events beginning this weekend, county and state officials want to ensure the safety of each and every “ghoul and gobblin.”
County commissioners offered a word of warning at their meeting Monday.
“Keep a close eye on those little ones,” Commissioner Amber said. “We want a safe Halloween, so we need to be mindful of kids out trick-or-treating.”
According to the Indiana State Police, a few reminders can help parents observe a safer Halloween holiday.
•Keep costumes short to prevent trips and falls.
•Try make-up instead of a mask. Masks often obstruct a child’s vision, which makes tasks like crossing the street and going up and down stairs dangerous.
•Make sure children wear light colors or put reflective tape on their costumes.
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