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Township of Washington
Sunday October 30th, 2022 :: 11:00 a.m. EDT


Halloween Safety Announcement

As Halloween appraches, it is important to remember a few safety tips for both you and your family to ensure you get the most enjoyment out of this Halloween! 

  • Choose a reflective or light up costume or candy bag to be seen.
  • Opt for vibrantly colored makeup, rather than a vision restricting mask.
  • Don’t eat candy until it has been inspected at home.
  • Eat a snack before heading out to avoid the temptation of nibbling on a treat before it has been inspected.
  • In case of a food allergy, check the label to ensure the allergen isn’t present. Tell children not to accept — or eat — anything that isn’t commercially wrapped.
  • Parents of very young children should remove any choking hazards such as gum, peanuts, hard candies, or small toys from the Halloween bags.
  • Inspect commercially wrapped treats for signs of tampering, such as an unusual appearance or discoloration, tiny pinholes, or tears in wrappers. Throw away anything that looks suspicious.
  • When in doubt, throw it out!

Remember Be Safe & Be Seen and to check your childrens candy, just as your parents checked yours!

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Township of Washington
350 Hudson Ave
Township of Washington, NJ 07676

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