Extra hazards to watch for this Halloween
It's always important to be careful during Halloween -- parents must look out for their children, drivers should watch for trick-or-treaters -- but this year there are added perils to take into account. Much progress has been made in the way of debris removal since Hurricane Ivan, but many yards and sidewalks are still littered with logs, limbs, and holes where trees once stood.
As young ones tromp through neighbors yards, already encumbered by costumes and masks, those added hazards can mean unnecessary accidents. Try to get children out for most of their trick-or-treating before dark on Saturday, Oct. 30 (the official day for trick-or-treating in Brewton and East Brewton.) If children will be out after dark, arm them with flashlights and remind them to be extra careful.
As always, the usual Halloween precautions apply this year too -- don't visit the homes of strangers, check candy for tampering, and be very, very careful when driving on Saturday because children will be roaming the streets in search for loot.
We at The Brewton Standard would love to see Brewton's and East Brewton's children at their ghoulish best. In fact, we'd like to print pictures of them on Sunday, Oct. 31.
To have your children's pictures made for The Standard, bring them in costume to our office on St. Nicholas Avenue between 5 and 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 28.