Halloween is almost here, and people all over Rockland County and the Hudson Valley are preparing their best costumes and planning celebrations with friends and family.
Young or old, Halloween can be a fun and exciting time of year. At Fellows Hymowitz Rice, we would like to remind everyone to please celebrate safely.
This year, Halloween falls on a Monday, which means the weekend will be full of parties, trick-or-treating, haunted houses, costume contests and more.
Below are a few suggestions to help guarantee that everyone has fun and arrives home safely this Halloween weekend:
• Keep sharp objects and open flames away from children: Making Jack-O’-Lanterns is one of everyone’s favorite Halloween activities. However, in all the excitement of a Halloween party, it is important to make sure that you keep all knives and other sharp objects, as well as candles or open flames, safely out of the reach of children.
• Inspect your children’s candy: Watch out for any suspicious or foreign objects that your children may bring home after a night of trick-or-treating. Unfortunately, there are far too many cases where children find dangerous objects mixed in with their candy. Don’t let this ruin your family’s Halloween.
• Drive cautiously: if you and your family are driving to a Halloween party, be sure to take special precautions and watch out for pedestrians. Reduce your speed in residential areas. If you are entering or backing out of a driveway or parking space, always check to make sure there are no trick-or-treaters in your path.
• NEVER drink and drive: This one is for the adults. If you are attending a Halloween party where alcohol is being served, plan a safe route home in advance. Designate a sober driver, take public transportation, or call a car service such as Lyft or Uber BEFORE you go out for the night. DO NOT get behind the wheel of a vehicle if you have consumed any alcohol. The risks are simply not worth it.
At Fellows Hymowitz Rice, we want to help raise awareness about Halloween safety so that everyone in Rockland County and the Hudson Valley can enjoy the holiday and stay safe.
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