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Windsor prepares for Halloween

Staff reports

Children (6 and 8 years) wearing Halloween costumes. Focus on boy.

To ensure a safe Halloween night, Windsor Police Department officials ask everyone to keep safety in mind.

For Parents of Trick-or-Treaters:

Know the Trick-or-Treating route.

Take a flashlight.

Be sure costumes, shoes and treat bags are safe.

Remind kids not to enter strangers' homes or cars.

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Set rules about not eating treats until kids get home. Be sure to inspect all treats before allowing kids to eat them.

Candy that has been opened should be thrown away. Any homemade treats or fruit should be inspected closely.

Remember drivers have a hard time seeing people, especially at dusk.

Never cross the street from between parked cars.

Watch open flames from jack-o-lanterns as they can catch costumes and long wigs on fire.

Make sure fake knives, swords and guns are made from cardboard or other flexible materials to avoid accidental injury or, worse, having them mistaken for the real thing.

For Home Owners:

Turn on the porch light.

Move lit jack-o-lanterns off the porch where kids get bunched up if they are trick-or-treating in groups.

Remove objects from yards that might present a hazard.

Drive slowly all evening — driver never know what creature may suddenly cross their path.

Report any suspicious or criminal activity to the police.

The town of Windsor will offer a variety of Halloween-themed events this month including:

Pumpkin Plunge: 6-8 p.m. Friday at the Community Recreation Center, 250 11th St., Windsor.

SALT Haunted House: 6-9 p.m. Oct. 28 and 29 at Boardwalk Park Museum, 100 N 5th St., Windsor.

Community Halloween Party: 6-8 p.m. Oct. 31 at Community Recreation Center, 250 11th St., Windsor.