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Halloween is just around the corner!  Safety first! It is important to our team at USA Real Estate to keep you and your children safe during this fun time of trick-or-treating!
Below are a few locations that have safe alternatives for children to get their share  of treats.
In Prescott, the most popular neighborhoods to trick-or-treat are Mt. Vernon Ave. and Eagle Ridge.  In Prescott Valley, View Point and Granville are big draws for families.
The Prescott Public Library, 215 E Goodwin St., is holding ‘Halloween Wheel O’ Treats and Costume Parade.’  Show off your Halloween costume in a library parade, then spin the wheel for a special treat.  You don’t need to register ahead of time, you can simply show up.   This event is on Wednesday, the 31st, 4 to 5 pm.  Younger children, ages 0 to 5, can enjoy their own event on the day before with stories and songs followed by trick-or-treating inside the library on October 30, 10 to 10:30 am.  Costumes are encouraged!
The Prescott Valley Event Center, 3201 N. Main St. is offering SAFE Trick-or-Treat in the event center parking lot from 4 to 9 p.m. on the 31st with candy passed out to trick-or-treaters.
The Prescott Valley Christian Church at 7655 E Long Look Drive in Prescott Valley is also having a safe alternative for trick-or-treating.  Starting at 4 pm on Wednesday the 31st, children can get candy and treats in the church parking lot from the trunks of the cars.  They call the event “Trunk or Treat”.  Safe. Fun. Delicious.
Be Safe While You Trick-or-Treat
Here are a few important things you can do to protect your trick-or-treaters while you are out-and-about on the streets for Halloween.
Be Seen
It is important for you to be able ‘to see’ as well as ‘be seen’. Wearing glow sticks is a great addition to a custom. Also place reflective tape on clothes, costumes, and trick-or-treat bags. Don’t forget the flashlight!
Walk Wise
Use the crosswalk and stay on the sidewalk. Cross the street at a crosswalk or intersection. Never cross the street from between parked cars and don’t assume you have the right-of-way. Stay on the sidewalk. If sidewalks are not available, walk on the shoulder facing traffic.
Driving on Halloween?
Remove distractions, put your phone in the glovebox or the back seat. Be cautious and stay alert to reduce your risk of getting into a crash. Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully.
Watch your speed. Pay attention to the speed limit and drive slower when you are around pedestrians.
Be prepared to stop. Trick-or-treaters may ignore crosswalks and traffic signals so stay alert. Do not pass a vehicle stopped at a crosswalk, they may be stopped for a pedestrian.
Properly buckle kids no matter how short the trip. Properly buckling children in their car seats, booster seats, and seat belts when transporting them and making sure that their costumes don’t interfere with them being properly buckled.
USA Real Estate hopes that you have a great time with your family this Halloween.  Enjoy, and be safe!