The Village of Northbrook offered the following safety tips for parents to remind their trick-or-treaters:
- Walk in groups or with a trusted adult and stay on the sidewalks.
- Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
- Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them.
- Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers. Eat only factory-wrapped treats.
- Wear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
- Keep candle-lit jack-o’lanterns and luminaries out of the reach of pets and small children, and never leave them unattended.
- Drivers are reminded to watch out for trick-or-treaters and to drive safely.
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF
For many years, Halloween has been recognized as National UNICEF Day and children have shared the holiday for 62 years by Trick or Treating for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF). UNICEF is helping millions to better health around the world by assisting governments to develop programs for control of disease, education, maternal and child care. Please welcome young people who carry the official UNICEF collection boxes. For more information contact Georgina Winters, Sr. Rep for the US Fund for UNICEF, at 847/498-0558.