Trick-or-Treat Hours & Halloween Safety Tips for New Lenox - 2019

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Trick-or-Treat Hours & Halloween
  Safety Tips for New Lenox - 2019

 

The Halloween Season with all its outrageous costumes, fun parties, tasty treats, and outlandish decorations is finally here ...  
 
 
Halloween Trick-or-Treat Hours for 2019 have been announced by the Village of New Lenox.  Halloween will be celebrated in New Lenox on:
 
Thursday, October 31st 
4:30 pm to 7:00 pm
 
But it's a fact ... Halloween can be scarrrryyyy!  
 
And danger and dangerous situations can lurk on Halloween.  Because of that, extra preparations, planning, and precautions are needed in order to ensure that  Halloween is memorable for all the right reasons. 

 


Keeping safety and fun in mind, I put together a handy and helpful list of ideas and tips that will assist you in making sure your Halloween parties, celebrations, and trick-or-treating are safe for all involved.

Stay safe ... and have a ghoulishly good time!


Tips for Halloween Safety

 

For both kids and adults alike ... the selection of Halloween costume is important.  Whether purchased or homemade, a costume needs to be safe, comfortable, and hazard-proof.   

While making your costume selection, consider these tips: 

  • Make sure that ALL costumes are made of flame retardant materials  
  • Choose light-colored costumes, if possible       
  • When wearing a mask, do not limit or compromise your eyesight in any way
  • Wear sturdy comfortable shoes ... forego the high heels
  • Pre-Test any Halloween makeup you will be wearing in advance for possible reactions.  Wear/apply only non-toxic makeup 
  • Place reflectors, flashing or glowing lights, reflector ropes, etc., on a costume that will be worn at dark.  Or have your child carry a light stick or flashlight (remember to check the batteries) to heighten visibility
  • Make sure that a costume fits properly, as to avoid tripping or pieces of clothing (or Props) getting in the way or snagged on objects
  • Place your telephone number somewhere on your child, just in case you get separated from them  
  • Do NOT let children carry hard plastic items, such as swords, scythes, or other safety hazards.  Items such as these should be flexible to prevent harm if fallen on

 

Before or During Trick or Treating ... 

  • Have children eat a meal/healthy snack prior to heading out to Trick-or-Treat.  They are less tempted to indulge themselves with candy if you do.
  • Do not eat homemade treats received from households
  • If your child has allergies, think about utilizing gloves in their costume.  This is an added protection for them during a vulnerable time.
  • Children should be accompanied by an adult.  The larger the group of children, the more adults needed
  • Make sure children have "buddies" or Trick-or-Treat in tandem with another
  • Plan a safe route and stick to it.  If older children are allowed to go in a group, make sure someone within the group has a cell phone
  • Restrict routes to main, well-lit areas.  Tell children NO Alleys
  • Stick to Trick-or-Treat hours established for your area ... or curfews
  • Instruct your children to not eat any candy until you have inspected it
  • Instruct children to NEVER enter the home they are visiting ... or a car of a stranger without your permission
  • Have "that talk" with your child about destroying property and vandalism and respect for others 
  • Remember to check both ways when crossing a street.  Hold the hands of little ones within the group, to make sure they do not dart into traffic


And for Teen Trick-or-Treaters and Adults: 

  • If driving to a party, please drive safely.  Remain extra vigilant and aware 
  • Take a cell phone with you
  • If driving, make sure you have plenty of gas to get to your destination and back.  Halloween is not the night to run out of gas
  • Follow curfews.  Law enforcement is strict  surrounding Halloween
  • Should plans change, let your parent(s) or another adult know
  • Vandalism is wrong, no matter the season or holiday. Don't get caught-up in the moment and come to regret it
  • Download the Red Cross Emergency First Aid App.  An app is available for humans ... and pets too 
  • Carry your child's emergency medications with you, just in case      
    

Follow the above and your Halloween celebrations will be memorable for safe, fun, and tasty reasons!    

     

 

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Rainmaker
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Grant Schneider
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Hi Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi - that is the first time I have seen hours.  In our area they have police on bikes.

Oct 08, 2019 10:13 AM #1
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Gene,

What used to be fun and spontaneous has become downright crazy.  The rules are getting longer and longer trying harder to engender common sense...and making the world a fit fat scary place.  A

Oct 08, 2019 10:48 AM #2
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Gene these are very good tips.  Halloween is a fun day, but it can quickly become a dangerous day.

Oct 08, 2019 12:40 PM #3
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Good advice, I have never heard of a town setting hours for Halloween though.

Oct 08, 2019 02:52 PM #4
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Nina Hollander
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Hi Gene... terrific tips for Halloween safety. I just can't quite wrap my mind around the fact that it's time for another Halloween already!

Oct 09, 2019 12:26 AM #5
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Sharon Tara
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Safety first!

Great Halloween safety tips Gene.

Oct 09, 2019 07:27 AM #6
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Brian England
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It seems like trick or treating begins and ends a lot sooner and later than when I was a kid.  I remember running the streets much deeper into the night.

Oct 09, 2019 10:13 AM #7
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Hi Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi awesome! You've covered all Halloween tips and tricks! And I really like you're little tag line way down on the bottom....

 

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If you're hoping to buy or refinance a home or investment property in New Lenox - Will County - Chicagoland - IL/WI, Contact me today!    Together we'll fully prepare you for your successful mortgage Closing.  A real TREAT in today's financing world ...

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Great tips...and hours...we have sooo many different ones in our area in each city and sometimes neighborhoods.

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Happy Halloween to all the kids and all the adults in the area and may it be a great one.

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