NEWS RELEASE   10/17/2011

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Flint, Michigan - October 17, 2011 - The city of Flint will observe Halloween on Monday, October 31, 2011. Trick-or-treating in the city will be held from 5pm-8pm on October 31st.

To ensure the safety of all children who will trick or treat on Halloween, city officials are advising all trick-or-treaters to exercise the following safety precautions:
      Wear bright colored clothing that fits properly
      Don't wear anything that prevents you from hearing clearly
      Don't wear anything that blocks your vision
      Trick-or-treat with an adult or group of friends
      Trick-or-treat only in familiar neighborhoods
      Plan your trick-or-treat route ahead of time and pick streets that are well lit
      Tell your family on which streets you will be trick-or-treating
      Carry a flashlight
      Cross only at the corners. Never cross the street between parked cars or in the middle of the block
      Never enter a stranger's home, even if invited
      Don't eat treats until you show them to your parents

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