Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!

Have fun and enjoy trick or treating, but make sure you are celebrating this fun Halloween safely!

Here are some events to check out in Coronado:
October 31 (Thursday):  Free Burgers & Drinks for Kids at Burger LoungeBurger Lounge Coronado (located at 922 Orange Avenue) will be supplying a 'kids burger and soft drink' to all kids under 12 years old 
October 31 (Thursday): Downtown Goes Ghostly:From 3:30p-5:30p - all of the businesses on Orange Avenue hand out candy and other treats.  The sidewalks are absolutely packed with little kids (most under 12) and their parents as they go business-to-business to collect their goods.

October 31 (Thursday):  Trick or Treating in Coronado Neighborhoods:
From dusk until the candy runs out! For the older kids, visit Margarita Avenue (photo below) for even scarier decorations & special treats.  
Some tips for a safe Halloween:

Alphabet letter SSwords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
Alphabet letter AAvoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
Alphabet letter FFasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
Alphabet letter EExamine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
Alphabet letter HHold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don't run from house to house.
Alphabet letter AAlways test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
Alphabet letter LLook both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
Alphabet letter LLower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
Alphabet letter OOnly walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
Alphabet letter WWear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
Alphabet letter EEat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
Alphabet letter EEnter 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.
Alphabet letter NNever walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

Taken from: http://www.cdc.gov/family/halloween/

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