Safe Halloween, candy screenings and safety tips in Taylor

SAFE HALLOWEEN

Safe Halloween will take place from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, October 31, at Heritage Park, 12111 Pardee Road. The fun and safe event is free to children 10 and under. It allows kids to trick or treat along the path in the park’s historical village, collecting candy from City of Taylor Golf, Parks and Recreation staff. Hot chocolate, apple cider and donuts will be served to the children, while supplies last. Children should be in a costume and must be accompanied by an adult. No registration is needed. For more information, call (734) 374-3906.

CANDY SCREENINGS

Following is a schedule of candy screenings for Halloween 2006:
●Center Court at the Southland Shopping Center, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
●McDonald’s Restaurant, 21300 Ecorse Road, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
●McDonald’s Restaurant, 10236 Telegraph Road, 6 to 8 p.m.
●McDonald’s Restaurant, 26730 Eureka Road, 6 to 8:30 p.m.
●Taylor Police Station Lobby, 6 to 10 p.m.

SAFETY TIPS

Halloween Safety Tips from the Taylor Police Department:
●Trick or treat in a familiar neighborhood and share the planned route with family members.
●Trick or treat as a group or with a trusted adult.
●Trick or treat in well-lit areas and stay on the sidewalk or curbside.
●Cross the street at corners and use crosswalks where available.
●Trick or treat during daylight hours or carry a lightweight flashlight or "glow stick" during darkness.
●Costumes should be light colored or reflective for increased visibility.
●Only approach homes that are well lit.
●Accept treats at the doorway and never inside an unfamiliar home.
●Emphasize that treats should not be eaten until parents inspect all treats.
For more information about Halloween and candy safety, visit www.candyusa.org.