PUBLISHED: 5:02 PM on Wednesday, October 25, 2006
Be prepared for a safe Halloween
American Red Cross of Southeast Alaska

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  Leave the mask at home and use face paints for an alternative to keep children's vision clear of obstructions.
Super heroes, princesses and little ghosts will soon be walking the streets for a night of tricks and treats, so to keep them safe and having fun, we have a few tricks of our own to ensure a happy holiday for everyone.

This Hallows Eve leave the mask at home and use face paints for a creative alternative. This will keep your child's vision clear of any obstructions.

Dress your child in brightly colored clothing and use reflective tape for added safety.

Remind your child to never hide behind parked cars and to always cross the street at a crosswalk.

Only trick or treat at houses that have their front porch lights lit.

Carry a flashlight or some other illumination device to give you added visibility.

Never enter the home of someone you do not know.

Parents, inspect your child's treats before letting them eat the goodies.

The American Red Cross of Alaska will be holding a Halloween Preparedness seminar from noon-1 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27, at 3200 Hospital Dr # 203.

This is a free event so bring a sack lunch and learn more tips on Halloween safety.

On Tuesday, Oct. 31, all parents are invited to bring by children for a special treat between noon-5 p.m. at the offices of the American Red Cross.

We wish everyone a safe, happy and ghoulish Halloween.