• Boo!

        Happy Halloween!

        Some tips from Loudoun’s finest on how to make it a safe one:

        Now that the pumpkins are carved and costume-clad bodies are ready to roam; Halloween is officially set to begin. As more and more children go out to trick-or-treat each year, their safety is important. With this in mind, Loudoun County Sheriff Steve Simpson has announced several safety tips that children and parents should keep in mind to ensure that this will be a safe, happy holiday for everyone:

        • Wear light-colored clothing that’s short enough to prevent tripping and add reflective tape to the sides, front and back of costume
        • Make sure children can see well through face masks, or use cosmetics to create fun and scary faces
        • Adults should accompany young children
        • Carry a Flashlight
        • Stay within the neighborhood and only visit homes you know
        • Watch for traffic
        • Only give and accept wrapped or packaged candy
        • Examine all candy before allowing children to eat it
        • Keep costumed children away from pets. The pet may not recognize the children and become frightened
        • Avoid hard plastic or wood props such as daggers or swords. Substitute with foam rubber which is soft and flexible