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Halloween Safety

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB News Channel 5)- In just two days little ghouls and goblins will flood the streets of Cenla looking for all things sweet. News Channel 5's Rachael Penton has some safety tips for kids and parents to help everyone have a happy and safe Halloween.

There are a few tricks you need to know in order for kids to safely collect the treats this Halloween. First, make sure others can see your child.

"We have glow sticks and glow bracelets and several items that will make the child visible," says Donna Lewis, of the Spirit Halloween store.

Stick to neighborhoods that you're familiar with.

"Make sure that they don't go to any strange homes and get lured inside," says Major Mark Wood of RPSO.

If your child's costume comes with a mask, take it off when necessary.

"Make sure that when you're crossing the street you can see out of your mask. If you can not see out of your mask it's more important to take it off," adds Lewis.

Once the candy collecting is over...it should go through the parents first.

"Always make sure that your parents eat it. Don't it before- you know- just to be safe let your parents look through it," adds Major Wood.

But it's not only the kids and parents that should watch out.

"Drivers slow down for trick-or-treat. Pay extra attention to the neighborhoods because there's going to be a lot of people out trick-or-treating," adds Wood.

You can treat yourself and your kids to a trick-free Halloween by following these safety tips.

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