Halloween candy sales average around $2 billion annually, and all around the country, little ghouls and goblins are anxiously awaiting the date, just a week from today, when they can venture forth and collect their loot. Unfortunately, there are REAL bad guys out there who don’t play by the rules, so Cutting Edge Haunted House offers a safe and (relatively) sane place to celebrate the holiday for older children and their families.
For those who do plan on trick-or-treating, here are some tips from the Fort Worth Police Department on how to stay safe this Halloween:
• Don’t allow children to eat candy until it has been inspected at home. Feed children a snack before they go trick-or-treating to help them resist temptation.
• When inspecting candy, look for signs of tampering, such as an unusual appearance or discoloration, tiny pinholes or tears in wrappers.
• Never accept or eat anything that isn’t commercially wrapped. Avoid eating homemade treats unless you know the cook well.
• Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
• Carry a flashlight to help you see and others to see you.
• Only walk on sidewalks or on the far edge of the road facing traffic. Use crosswalks whenever possible and always look both ways before crossing the street.
• Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Otherwise, stay outside.
• Carry a cell phone in case of emergency.
And remember, Cutting Edge Haunted House is open from now, ALL NEXT WEEK through Halloween until November 2nd, so come on down and celebrate with us!