Halloween Tips To Keep You Safe

Artwork By Aaron Castrejon

October 31 is quickly approaching and children will soon be out seeking sweet treats throughout Glendora streets.

The American Academy of Pediatrics has a few simple tips to keep children visible and safe while walking the sometimes very dark Glendora neighborhoods:

1. Choose a costume that is made of flame-retardant material
2. Add reflective tape to costumes or the bag that your child is using to carry candy
3. Make sure masks fit securely and provide adequate vision and ventilation
4. Children should wear well fitting, sturdy shoes
5. If a sword, cane, stick, etc. is part of the costume, make sure it doesn’t create a tripping hazard
6. Beware that using decorative contacts may cause pain, itching, and infections

A safer alternative to nighttime trick or treating is the Glendora Village Annual Halloween Trick-or-Treat on Friday, October 31 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Village businesses will provide the treats for young trick-or-treaters in a safe environment.