Four simple rules to keep Halloween safe

ULM Hawkeye

Halloween is a time for dressing up, having fun and eating more candy than normal. However, it’s also a time to be aware  of surroundings and be cautious and careful.

Using safety tips and common sense can help you make the most of your Halloween season.

The excitement of this fun and carefree holiday can sometimes make people less careful than normal. However, there are ways to be safe and enjoy the holiday.

•Homeowners should prepare their home for trick-or-treaters by removing obstacles from the front yard, restraining dogs and other animals and lighting the doorway to the house.

•Provide treats that are individually wrapped candy. Or offer kids nonfood treats, such as stickers and erasers.

•Artificial lights and candles are a safer alternative to real candles with a flame that can pose a fire hazard

•If going to an adult Halloween party, make sure that you don’t drink and drive. Use a designated driver if alcohol is being consumed.

By following these tips and keeping Halloween a fun, safe and happy holiday, you’ll look forward to many happy years of Halloween fun.

Sidenote: ULM Hawkeye is looking for the most creative and of course scariest costume. The winner will be in the “Spotlight” section of the newspaper. For more details log on to