Halloween events and tips on staying safe this Halloween

Halloween Events

-Oakwood Mall Online Halloween Photo Contest through November 2nd. Go to the mall’s Facebook page and upload a Halloween photo for the opportunity to win a family vacation for four. The winner will be announced on November 7th. More Halloween events can be found on Oakwood Mall’s website.

-Eau Claire Ski Sprites Haunted House at the Eau Claire County Expo Center. Scary and interactive, indoor event that will scare you to death. Not for the timid.
Oct 31, 2011 doors open at 6pm

Monday, October 31st

-City of Eau Claire Trick or Treat: Hours are from 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

-Oakwood Mall Trick or Treat: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Oakwood Mall retailers will be handing out candy. Participating stores will hang a pumpkin sign in their storefront.

-University of Wisconsin Eau Claire Trick or Treat: 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the upper campus residence halls. Children can go door-to-door trick-or-treating in the following residence halls on upper campus: Oak Ridge, Chancellors, Bridgman, Sutherland, Governors, Towers, and Murray. Towers Hall will offer guided tours starting in the main lobby. Participating rooms will have a special door decoration posted so children know where to stop.

-City of Chippewa Falls Trick or Treat: Downtown businesses, 3 to 5 p.m. Residential, 5 to 7 p.m.

Tuesday, November 1st

-Candy for Troops: Regis Court Dental Associates will be offering a bounty of $1 per pound for those families willing to part with their precious Halloween candy. Candy will be collected by Regis Court Dental Associates and Regis Key Club on Tuesday, November 1st (Time and location TBA). The candy must be unopened. It will then be shipped to troops overseas. Office staff, and Regis students will be present to collect candy and answer any questions during this time. In addition, participants will be encouraged to make cards giving support and appreciation for our men and women overseas. Regis Court Dental Associates and Regis Key Club members collected over 250 pounds of candy. Combined, dentists across the country bought back 60 tons of candy helping produce 60,000 holiday packages for troops overseas.

Halloween Safety

Children should be advised to only visit homes with outside lights on.

Children who participate in trick-or-treating should be supervised by a responsible person who is not trick-or-treating.

Children should only cross at crosswalks or intersections of streets. Never cross a street from between parked cars, mid-block, or run into the street. Walk on sidewalks or paths. Slow down and stay alert.

Motorists should exercise extreme caution during the hours of Halloween activities and be aware of unpredictable movements by children.

Halloween costumes should be light in color, short enough to prevent tripping and made of non-flammable material. For greater visibility, costumes may be decorated with reflective tape or glow sticks. Trick-or-treaters should also carry a flashlight.

Facial makeup should be used whenever possible as masks tend to obstruct vision.

Instruct children not to eat their treats until a responsible adult has inspected them.

Only give and accept wrapped or packaged treats.

Keep costumed children away from pets as the costume may frighten the pet.

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