Happy Halloween… Hey y’all! It’s fall and Halloween is tomorrow! It’s not our Halloween issue without the announcement of the winner of our Halloween contest! Congratulations to the following winners of our Marking Mummies Contest! – Blaze Sherman – Sarah Hodrick – Elsie English – Danielle Metzger – Jairus Young – Parker Flahart – Isabella
Hey y’all! It’s fall and Halloween is tomorrow!
It’s not our Halloween issue without the announcement of the winner of our Halloween contest!
Congratulations to the following winners of our Marking Mummies Contest!
– Blaze Sherman
– Sarah Hodrick
– Elsie English
– Danielle Metzger
– Jairus Young
– Parker Flahart
– Isabella Allen
– Olivia Smith
– David Marzo
– Daylen Beitz
Your prizes can be picked up in our office at 280 Kane St. South Williamsport, Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
In case you are curious — the final total was 117 Mummies. There were 64 in the October 16th edition and 53 in the October 23rd edition.
We want to offer our sincerest thanks to everyone who entered! Because of all of your counting, we will be donating $500 to LAPS! Seriously, y’all are amazing! I received a ton of entries in this year’s contest! And as always, thank you to Jimmy for always giving a little extra in these contests! The kitties appreciate it!
One Last Bit of Halloween
There will be people out celebrating Halloween this weekend so please be careful. Between Uber, Lyft and the cabs (570-322-2222) there is no reason not to have a safe ride home, so please be careful out there!
Don’t forget to be extra cautious if you are out and about tomorrow. Kids get excited and stop paying attention, so you need to be their eyes and ears.
Everyone wants their Halloween festivities to be fun, but it is important that trick-or-treaters and their chaperones prioritize safety as well.
The child welfare organization Safe Kids says that twice as many child pedestrians are killed while walking on Halloween compared to other days of the year. In addition, the National Safety Council states that darting out or running into the road accounts for about 70 percent of pedestrian deaths or injuries among children between the ages of five and nine and about 47 percent of incidents for kids between the ages of 10 and 14.
Halloween is one of the most anticipated times of the year for children, but there are some scary statistics on child safety. Here are some tips to keep your kids safe.
– Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers, and if possible, choose light colors.
– Choose face paint and makeup instead of masks, which can obstruct a child’s vision.
– Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights to see and be seen by drivers.
– Always walk on sidewalks or paths.
– Teach children to make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street.
– Make sure children only cross the street at corners and look left, right, left before crossing.
– Put electronic devices down and keep heads up and walk, don’t run across the street. This goes for adults as well.
– Children under 12 should trick or treat with an adult.
We are less than a week out from local elections. Be sure to use your voice and go vote! You’ll see several articles this week from local candidates, so read up and make an informed decision. And be sure to check out Larry Stout’s ‘County Hall Corner’ on page XX. He has some really valuable information on the changes to the voting system!
Good luck to all the candidates vying for a local seat.