For Immediate Release
October 17, 2008
Contact: Michele Nicholson
Public Information Officer
Halloween is on a Friday night this
year. The Okaloosa County Sheriff's Office recommends "Trick-or-Treat"
activities be conducted between the hours of 6:00 - 8:00 on the evening of
Friday, October 31.
Here are some suggestions for
Select costumes with safety in mind. Avoid masks that
restrict vision. Long, flowing costumes may become snagged or cause the
wearer to trip.
Make sure the costume does not impair mobility for safe
walking or driving.
When out at night, carry a flashlight with strong
Make certain all materials used in the costume are
Trick-or-Treaters should stay in familiar
Not everyone participates in Halloween. Bypass houses
that are dark and not decorated.
Children should stay in groups, with an adult or
responsible older child present to supervise at all times.
Carefully inspect all food items prior to consuming
Keep pets indoors.
Motorists should exercise special caution in
residential areas. Adult party goers should make "designated Driver"
arrangements if alcohol will be served.