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Sheriff's office offers Halloween safety tips
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Forsyth County News

FORSYTH COUNTY — As Forsyth County residents get their costumes in order and dream of buckets of candy, both parents and trick-or-treaters, no matter what age, should keep safety in mind Friday night.

The following are some tips from the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office to ensure this Friday’s Halloween results in only happy, chocolate-filled smiles.

“Our kids are out there … and we want them to have a fun and eventful night that they’ll remember and be safe,” said Sheriff Duane Piper.

* If a child’s costume does not have reflective strips, attach glow sticks to it or have the child carry a flashlight.

* Don’t let kids wear masks that restrict their sight.

* Tell children not to enter a stranger’s home unless they are with a parent or trusted adult.

* Don’t place candles or open flames in walkways or areas where they may come in contact with costumes.

* For young trick-or-treaters, inspect their candy for choking hazards, signs of tampering or products they may be allergic to.

* Drive slowly and be on the lookout for anyone crossing the street.