Valdosta Daily Times


October 28, 2012

Have a safe and healthy Halloween

-- — Halloween falls on Wednesday this year, and whether you partake in this particular holiday or not, it is still a fun time for children and the young at heart, and it’s also important to beware of little ones while driving.

Many homes in the area are totally decked out for the holiday and have some scary surprises ready for trick or treaters. As much fun as it is to see adorable costumes on your neighborhood children, remember that many costumes restrict movement and eyesight, so parents should always go along. If they’re old enough to go by themselves, they’re too old to be trick or treating.

Make sure you give out wrapped candy, and make sure your children only accept wrapped candy. It’s not a bad idea to inspect it, nor is it a bad idea to stick to taking your kids to houses of relatives, friends, and close neighbors.

Going door to door in an unfamiliar area is not advisable.

The holiday itself is full of whimsy, giving those who participate the opportunity to dress up and be someone else for a day. Favorite cartoon characters, super heroes, historical figures, and even political figures are popular this time of year.

Enjoy the festivities safely, and remember to take your flash lights, walk on the side of the road or sidewalks, go in groups, and watch out for drivers as it’s easier for you to see them than it is for them to see you!

Belk Charity Sale

Don’t forget that next Saturday, Nov. 3, from 6 to 10 a.m., Belk at Valdosta Mall is doing its annual fall Charity Sale. A number of organizations are selling $5 tickets to the event, which gets you in the door. The organizations get to keep the entire $5, and you get your $5 back on your first purchase, along with numerous other discounts. And you can pick out your items ahead of time this week, and the store will hold them for you until Saturday. It’s a great way to help charities while getting a head start on your Christmas shopping.

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