Friday, October 29, 2010

Have a Fun Halloween!

I hope all you little princesses, pirates and superheros have a great time on Halloween. Please remember to wear reflective accessories or glow-in-the-dark costumes and carry a flashlight. Also remember to look left, right and left again before crossing the street. You know the adults are not always paying attention like they are supposed to when they're driving.

I'm taking Savannah, my 2.5 year old, trick-or-treating in the neighborhood. While last year she was a little overwhelmed and scared, I think this year she definitely understands there is candy involved...and nothing will keep her away from candy. She is going as a puppy dog and looks adorable in her costume. She's also going to  wear a reflective-zipper pull on her costume and I'll be sure to take a flashlight and hold her hand.

Hope you all get all the goodies you can handle!

Happy Halloween!

For more safety tips, visit Safe Kids USA.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Halloween Safety

This Sunday, October 24 at 7am, I will be on the Greensboro Clear Channel radio stations with Cpl. Jeremy Fuller of the Guilford County Sheriff's Office to discuss Halloween safety tips with Dennis Elliott. If you're up, hope you'll listen!

The following morning, I will be on WFMY The Good Morning Show to discuss Halloween safety with Tracey McCain. The hits will air live at 6:20am and 7:20am, so watch if you can! (I always love going to the studio for interviews, but the exhaustion that sets in mid-afternoon is difficult--I must be well-caffeinated.)

I'll also be at the Natural Science Center on Thursday, October 28, 4:30pm-7:30pm for the Zoo Boo Bash. This scare-free event will offer spook-tacular games, crafts, face-painting and trick-or-treating! Kids should come in costume and be ready for tons of fun. Ticket information can be found at the Natural Science Center.

If you can't listen to the radio, watch the News 2 segments or go to the Zoo Boo Bash, please remember that kids need to be visible and drivers need to pay attention on Halloween. Kids are 2 times more likely to be hit by a vehicle and killed on Halloween than any other night of the year. Glow-in-the-dark costumes, face-paint and accessories, like glow-sticks and flashlights, go a long way to make kids visible. Drivers need to put down that cell phone! Calls and texts can wait until you are stopped.

For more great Halloween safety tips, visit Safe Kids and the CDC.