The Hiawatha community held its last Farmer’s Market for the Year Oct. 29, which coincided with its Fall Festival. A costume contest, sponsored by Hi-Crew Kiwanis, a bouncy house, and trick or treating at the market, were also held to celebrate Halloween.
Though there were a lot of great costumes, the Fire Fighter, Dalmatian puppy, and the fire truck built from a stroller won the Most Original costume, which was presented by Hiawatha Fire Chief, Mike Nesslage.
The following tips are a few reminders on how to stay safe this Halloween!
Trick or Treating Safety Tips from the CDC
The Center for Disease Control and prevention has compiled a list of safety tips that parents should share with their children before they go out Trick or Treating on Halloween night:
- Swords, knives, and other costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
- Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
- Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
- Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
- Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you.
- Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
- Look both ways before crossing the street. Use crosswalks wherever possible.
- Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
- Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
- Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision problems, trips, and falls.
- Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
- Enter homes only if you are with a trusted adult. Only visit houses that are well-lit. Never accept rides from strangers.
- Never walk near lit candles or luminaries while wearing a costume. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.
The meteorologist forecasts the night to be chilly, so be sure to dress warm!
Have a Safe and Happy Halloween!