Halloween should be spooky and frightening, but in a fun, festive way. No hospital emergency doctor wants to see witches requiring real stitches or ghosts with boo-boos. By taking precautions, parents can increase the likelihood their trick-or-treater will have a safe, enjoyable Halloween.
As Halloween approaches, representatives from Safety City U.S.A. in Royal Oak are inviting area children and their parents to learn some practical safety tips at their upcoming party
Halloween Safety Party
Sunday, Oct. 23. from 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
30955 N. Woodward Ave. in the Northwood Shopping Center
- Pumpkin decorating
- Snacks; prizes
- Displays addressing stranger danger, fire, pedestrian and candy safety
Children must be accompanied by an adult. There is no charge to attend the Halloween Safety Party. For more information, call 248-551-0100.
“As the days grow shorter, make yourself and your trick-or-treaters more visible- use reflective treat bags; bring flashlights with new batteries; or use glow sticks, “ says Donna Bucciarelli, R.N., Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, trauma prevention coordinator and Safety City U.S.A. education program manager. “Purchase or make costumes that are bright, reflective and can be seen in low light conditions. Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes.”
Safety City U.S.A., created by Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak and the Royal Oak Fire and Police departments, is located at 30955 N. Woodward Ave. in the Northwood Shopping Center on the northwest corner of 13 Mile Road and Woodward Avenue.
Source: Beaumont Health Systems