The Horseheads PBA went to school this morning, while visiting Ridge Road Elementary members ate donuts with the kids and talked about Halloween safety. Each student was given a voucher for a glow stick, a safety trick-or-treat bag , and a voucher from Dunkin Donuts for classroom parties.
PBA President David Ruhmel explained what this meant to the Police Department and why they felt the need to do this program. “What we’re trying to do is we’re trying to give back to the communities, one of the missions of the PBA is to support our community that we work in and that we give back to the teachers, the children, the community members.”
While talking to students Horseheads police went over several safety tips that children should adhere to as they head out for trick-or-treating.
- Parents should check any candy that children get, before they eat it.
- Be sure children have reflective gear on their costumes if you are trick-or-treating at night.
- Glow sticks also help drivers see children as they are out having fun.
- Look both ways before crossing the road and a parent or guardian should cross with their children.
- Children should never talk with strangers or enter someones’ house they do not know.
These are just a few tips you can follow to be sure your child not only has a fun time trick-or-treating but also has a safe night.