MPD STRESSES SAFETY, OFFERS ACTIVITIES AT DISTRICT STATIONS THIS HALLOWEEN
Fifth District Community,
To help ensure that youngsters across DC have a safe and fun place to celebrate Halloween, many of the MPDC police districts are holding special Halloween events on October 31. The festivities include parties, haunted houses and Halloween celebrations at many of the seven police stations. All of the events are free and designed to provide an opportunity for Halloween fun for young people and parents who might want an alternative to trick-or-treating in the community. For those who will be out and about on Halloween, the MPD offers a number of common-sense safety tips to help keep young ghosts and goblins safe. For example, in selecting costumes, bright, reflective and flame-retardant materials are a must, as are comfortable, well fitting shoes. Instead of masks, which can restrict vision, youngsters are encouraged to get creative with face paints. To promote their safety while walking, trick-or-treaters are reminded to stay on the sidewalk and to cross only at the corner (never between cars). Motorists need to slow down and be on the lookout for children. Homeowners are encouraged to turn on exterior lights and clean up any debris near their property that children could trip on. And, of course, youngsters should never go into peoples' homes, talk to or accept rides from strangers, or eat any goodies before adults have a chance to inspect them.
Corporate Communications, kaylin.junge@...
Celebrate Halloween 2007 with the Fifth District,
the Arboretum Civic Association, and
Councilmember Thomas for the
"The Town is Haunted"
Arboretum Recreation Center
2412 Rand Pl., NE
Other Halloween activities in 5D
Join PSA 505 and the for the Brookland Brentwood Halloween Boo
6:00pm - 8:00pm
Brentwood Recreation Center
2311 14th Street, NE