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concerned parent

Corpus Christi, TX

#1 Sep 27, 2008
i think the PD should put road blocks and give citations to those up and down the busy streets during trick or treat. it was really bad last last year. obviously some were trying to get home but most were just throwing a cruise with a bed full of people in back of thier trucks. safety should be our main concern
concerned parent

Corpus Christi, TX

#2 Sep 27, 2008
last year a drunk driver went speeding down my block...luckily noone was hurt. i think we should prepare as a community and get involved
concerned parent

Corpus Christi, TX

#3 Sep 27, 2008
okay...i know i'm the only one responding to this but we should take of it early. i would eally like to hear some thoughts and ideas from other parents
Pct 4

Pharr, TX

#4 Sep 29, 2008
When is Trick or Treat?
Iagree2

Corpus Christi, TX

#5 Sep 29, 2008
I went down Blucher and there always is a lot of people walking. I don't like the idea that people drive down that street especially with all the little ones running around. They should make everyone WALK!
concerned parent

Corpus Christi, TX

#6 Oct 1, 2008
Pct 4 wrote:
When is Trick or Treat?
i think it will be on halloween. i wonder if we can talk to the authorities about the consequences on what will happen to those that drive up down on the streets that night...maybe even post it in the paper. can we send letters or fliers informig everyone on how to keep our children safe that night? not only on walking on the streets but by staying together...checking candy, ect.
parents

Corpus Christi, TX

#7 Oct 8, 2008
if we can team up and speak to the city council or the police chief, maybe they can arrange for road barriers or extra officers to patrol the most congested streets in our community. let our kids enjoy the two or three hrs. of trick or treating without the danger of heavy traffic. maybe they can arrange for parking at the football stadium for residents living away from the traditional trick or treat route...just a safety concern for our kids.
concerned parents

Pharr, TX

#8 Oct 9, 2008
Trick-or-Treat Tips for Your Children

• Feed your children and yourself before going out to collect treats. This ensures that the kids are not hungry and you have time to inspect their treats.
• Always inspect each treat before it is consumed.
• For young children, choose soft candy that will not get stuck in their throat. Also, encourage them to walk instead of run – especially if children are sampling treats along the way.
• Control the amount of candy children eat after the collections. Children would love to eat all the treats at one sitting. But you will be doing them a big favor by limiting the amount.
• Choose the size of the Trick-or-Treat bag according to the size and age of your children. Small bags for the young children and larger bags for the older children.
• If you have young children, visit a small geographic area for treats. Only choose area(s) that you consider safe.
• Always go with children. Safety first. Besides, adults can have just as much fun as the kids. You can dress-up, too! If you have older children who will be out alone, set a time that they need to be home.

Trick-or-Treat Tips if You Are Giving Out Treats

• Select candy that is individually wrapped.
• Inspect each treat that you give out. Be sure that each treat is tightly wrapped with no holes.
• Have a variety of treats for children of various ages. Vary the treats among the children.
• You can dress up, but don’t choose a costume that’s too scary for your youngest visitors. For instance, scarecrows may scare the little ones. However, children love it when a friendly witch answers the door.
• If you prepare homemade treats, save them for special children and families. Deliver them personally to their homes. That way, the parents of those children will know the origin of those treats.

Most people already know approximately how many Trick-or-Treaters will show up at their door. However, if you are in new a neighborhood, ask your neighbors for an estimate so that you are adequately prepared.

The following Web sites may offer useful information:

www.redcross.org
www.candyusa.org
www.fda.gov
www.cpsc.gov (Consumer Product Safety Commission)
www.kidshealth.org

Have a happy and safe Halloween!
I WAS ONE

Corpus Christi, TX

#9 Oct 10, 2008
I got hit last year by a truck. I was just grazed by it as they went by, but if it had been my child, which thank goodness we always make them walk between my husband and I, it cviuld have hurt them. I complained but there was little to be done at the time, and they took off. Of course they apologized, but like someone said above, everyone should walk!!!
That is the whole point of the night. It is tacky when a truck pulls up, throws out their kids, grab the candy, and jump back in.
I have T-orT in other towns and it is not like this at all!!! Hopefully it will be fixed this year. They block off blutcher, the rest should be too. everyone in town comes to one little section of town, and I think everyone should have more respect for the people on those few street, thery are supplying the whole town.
Tell your kids to give them a little extra thank you!!!!!
concerned parents

Pharr, TX

#10 Oct 11, 2008
a few more tips for a safer halloween

-make sure your childs costume is nonflammable.if by chance it is talk to your child about staying away from candles and jack o lanterns

-keep your pets tied up in your backyard or inside your home

-carry a flashlight..make sure the batteries are good and you have a working bulb

-older kids are encouraged to stay in groups and carry a cell phone for emergencies

-please follow the same basic rules when crossing the street:look both ways and try to stay on the side and not walk in the middle.

-avoid wearing shoes that may give you trouble walking. don't wear heels cause you may trip on the street and don't wear oversized shoes(clown shoes). just in case you need to avoid traffic

-only go to well lit or well known areas. avoid alleys and dark areas.

-check weather ahead of time

-avoid masks because they impair the child of being able to see clearly, especially at night. try painting thier face.

- and most of all in the spirit of halloween please only wear the goul costume and don't act the part. crimes and mischief are known to be high on this night. do not take part in any vandalizing or stealing as it WILL result in serious punishment. parents please talk to your kids about not giving in to the pressure of such crimes and please inform them on the consequences.

LET'S HAVE A SAFE AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!
concerned parents

Pharr, TX

#11 Oct 11, 2008
as parents what concerns do you have this halloween? how will you prepare your kids? please share your thoughts and ideas.
fal parent

Pharr, TX

#12 Oct 12, 2008
i really like this topic. it really shows our concerns about this years trick or treat. has anyone heard anything about the road blocks and parking. it would save me a lot of trouble if i could park at the stadium. i will take into consideration some of the helpful tips that were given...thanks
concerned parents

Pharr, TX

#13 Oct 12, 2008
You are looking for:

-old worn wrappers

-torn wrappers (even with the smallest hole)

-home made treats

-unwrapped treats

-toys with small parts that may be a chocking hazard

-money (change)

-fruit

-any candy that looks like it may have been tampered with.

-for small children, remove any hard candies. They tend to become slick once in the mouth and can quickly become a choking hazard.

-lickable stamps

-glass or sharp objects

-If you find any of the above mentioned items, its best to discard them-trust me, there will still be plenty of treats to go around afterwards!!

-Have a safe and Fun Halloween-and take lots of pictures!
concerned parents

Pharr, TX

#14 Oct 13, 2008
does halloween fall on a friday? if so, will it be a game day? i wonder when they will announce the day trick or treat will take place so working parents can make arrangements to be off or have a responsible adult help supervize thier kids.
dreamer

Odessa, TX

#15 Oct 13, 2008
Treat or Treats will be on October 31, 2008
The hours are 6:30 to 8:00 P.M. Have a safe
Halloween.
concerned parents

Pharr, TX

#16 Oct 13, 2008
many costumes are not complete without props. so when choosing a costume please only use soft plastic or flexible props. do not go trick or treating carrying props that are sharp that may accidently harm other trick or treaters or yourself.
woweeeitshallowe ensoon

Corpus Christi, TX

#17 Oct 13, 2008
Just to add 1 comment PARENTS please look after your children it is your responsibility... not mine..or others. Othis is only to a few parents not all as we have some good parents that actually take care of the kids.
concerned parents

Pharr, TX

#18 Oct 13, 2008
please set a curfew since it is a weekend...i am not sure if the authorities will be patroling or even have road blocks but i know as a parent and homeowner i will not put up with anyone causing trouble in my nieghborhood. i hope more parents feel the same...be sure to store and lock away any belongings you may have out in your yard. they may be hazardous to trick or treaters and you run the risk of havings your belongings stolen or vandalized. i love my town, but i know there are a few people that may see this time as a chance to steal since the streets will be so busy. please be safe
concerned parents

Pharr, TX

#19 Oct 14, 2008
i know that some people that live on the other side of town like to come over and help give out candy. if that is the case be sure to get there before the kids take to the streets or have someone pick you up so you don't have to worry about your vehicle being parked on the street.
momma32

Mobile, AL

#20 Oct 14, 2008
it is safer to have a halloween party w/ friends at your home at least no one will get hurt. HAPPY HALLOWEEN

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