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1526Celebrate Halloween 2006 with the Fifth District

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  • Vaughn-Lee, Fayette (MPD)
    Oct 31, 2006
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      Tell a Neighbor; bring the Children, See YOU there

      Celebrate Halloween 2006 with the Fifth District; Join 5D for "The House
      is Haunted"

      Today Tuesday October 31, 2006 6:00PM-9:00PM 1805 Bladensburg
      Road N.E. Community Room

      With Lots of Tricks and Treats

      Join PSA 505 for the Brookland - Brentwood Boo 6:30pm-8:30pm

      Brentwood Recreation Center
      2311 14th Street, NE

      Other Halloween activities in 5D

      Brentwood Recreation Center
      2311 14th Street, NE
      October 31
      5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      All ages

      Fort Lincoln Recreation Center
      3100 Ft. Lincoln Drive, NE
      October 31
      5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
      All ages

      Taft Recreation Center
      1800 Perry Street, NE
      October 31
      5:30 - 7:30 pm
      12 and under

      Turkey Thicket Recreation Center
      1100 Michigan Avenue, NE
      October 31
      5 pm - 7 pm
      6 - 18 years

      Harry Thomas Recreation Center
      1743 Lincoln Street, NE
      October 31
      5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
      9 - 18 years

      Joseph H. Cole Recreation Center
      1200 Morse Street, NE
      October 31
      4:30 - 6:30 pm
      9 and up

      North Michigan Recreation Center
      1333 Emerson Street, NE
      October 31
      5:30 pm - 8 pm
      All ages

      Tips on keeping our children safe

      Costume Safety

      Children should:

      * Wear clothing that is bright, reflective and flame-retardant;
      wear short clothing that prevents tripping.
      * Wear sneakers or comfortable shoes.
      * Use face paint (non-toxic, hypoallergenic) and avoid masks -
      especially if the eye holes obstruct the child's vision.
      * See well through facemasks, or use make-up.
      * Don't wear floppy hats or wigs that slide over the eyes. Also,
      children should not wear long, baggy, or loose costumes or oversized
      * Avoid toy weapons - if desired, use costume knives and swords
      that are flexible, not rigid.
      * Stay away from pets. The pet may not recognize the child and
      become frightened.

      Pedestrian Safety

      * Children should stay within familiar areas and surroundings.
      Parents should establish a route for children.
      * Children should use flashlights and stay on sidewalks.
      * Children should cross the street at corners / crosswalks and not
      between parked cars.
      * Motorists should drive slowly and watch carefully for children.

      General Safety

      * Many police districts, community groups, business associations
      and others host Halloween parties. Parents should consider these as a
      safe alternative to door-to-door "trick-or-treating" for their children.

      * Children should never go into homes - stay on the porch or stoop
      when asking for treats.
      * Children should avoid homes that do not have their outside
      lights turned on.
      * Children should never talk to strangers or get into strangers'
      * Children should travel in small groups and be accompanied by
      parents or an authorized adult chaperone.
      * Children should know their home phone number and their parents'
      cell phone numbers, when applicable. They should carry coins for
      emergency telephone calls or know how to make collect calls.
      * Children should have their names and addresses attached to their
      * Children should bring home treats before eating them so parents
      can inspect them. When children get home, parents should inspect all
      candy and other treats before they are eaten. Discard all unwrapped or
      loosely wrapped candy or fruit.
      * If you have any questions about suspicious looking treats, call
      the police department non-emergency number, 3-1-1
      * Parents and children should carve pumpkins on a stable, flat
      surface with good lighting. Small children should never carve pumpkins.
      Instead, they can help by drawing faces with markers, while a parent
      does the cutting. Older children carving pumpkins should always be
      * Adults should only give and accept wrapped or packaged candy.
      * Adults should keep porch lights on and their driveways
      * Homeowners should ensure that their walkways are cleared of
      debris on which children may trip and fall.
      * Parents should cut into fruit, such as apples, to make sure they
      do not contain foreign objects.
      * If in doubt throw it out

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