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Halloween can be Ghoulishly Great, as Long as Everyone is Safe

By Greg Mellen

Photo By Yaroslav Shuraev

Halloween: ghosts and goblins, witches and warlocks, and, this year especially, Barbies and Kens. And while trick-or-treating is evolving, estimates still range into the tens of millions of the cutest hooligans out each year collecting candy.

Halloween is the one evening when we give our streets and sidewalks over to roving bands of toddlers and tots, teens and tweens.

Although it is traditionally a fright night, Halloween is meant to be in good fun. To make sure the holiday stays that way,, Orange County’s public safety awareness site, has a list of tips for Halloween safety.

Because, as mom always said, “it’s all fun and games until …” So, while it may be fun to revel in Halloween and its hi-jinks, it’s also always good to listen to mom.

Here are some safety tips and sobering reminders about America’s favorite Haunted Holiday.



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