Looking for family activities for your kids this Halloween season?
Here are some events happening around Salado this week.
Tablerock’s Fright Trail, 6:30 – 9 p.m. on Oct. 29. Classic horror comes to life on Tablerock’s walking trail, including the Headless Horseman, Dracula, Frankenstein and more.
Trunk or Treat
Salado United Methodist Church welcomes the community to come in costume and join the fun at the 11th annual Trunk or Treat 5-7 p.m. Oct. 30 at 650 Royal Street in Salado.
Families are invited to trick-or-treat for candy in the parking lot of the church and enjoy games, prizes, hot dogs, a bounce house, and hayrides.
The event is free and open to the public.
The Salado Community Fall Festival will be at Wildfire Arena 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 31.
This free family fall event will feature free candy, free food, games and inflatables. There will be game booths for various local organizations and churches.
Parents are invited to bring their children in costume to this safe and fun alternative to traditional Halloween trick or treating.
Red Cross Offers Ways to Help Have a Safe Halloween
Safety Tips Also Offered for Homeowners Welcoming Trick-or-Treaters
AUSTIN, TEXAS – OCTOBER 26, 2016 — Halloween is just around the corner, the time of year when children take to the streets for some Halloween fun. The American Red Cross has some safety tips to help stay safe this Halloween while enjoying the festivities.
“The Red Cross wants Halloween to be a fun night for everyone,” said Bristel Minsker, spokesperson for the American Red Cross Serving Central Texas. “Safety should be a priority for parents as they get their children ready for Halloween.”
SAFETY TIPS FOR TRICK-or-TREATERS
1. Use only flame-resistant costumes.
2. Plan the trick-or-treat route – make sure adults know where children are going.
3. Have a parent or responsible adult accompany young children as they make their way around the neighborhood.
4. Make sure trick-or-treaters can see and be seen. Give them a flashlight to light their way. Add reflective tape to costumes and trick-or-treat bags. Have everyone wear light-colored clothing to help be seen.
5. Instead of masks which can cover the eyes and make it hard to see, use face paint instead.
6. Be cautious around animals.
7. Only visit homes that have a porch light on. Accept treats at the door – never go inside.
8. Walk only on the sidewalks, not in the street. If no sidewalk is available, walk at the edge of the roadway, facing traffic. Look both ways before crossing the street, and cross only at the corner. Don’t cut across yards or use alleys. Don’t cross between parked cars.
9. Make sure a grown-up checks the goodies before eating. Remove loose candy, open packages and choking hazards. Discard any items with brand names that you are not familiar with.
10. Drivers – use extra caution. The youngsters are excited and may forget to look both ways before crossing.
TIPS FOR WELCOMING CHILDREN ON HALLOWEEN
People, who are planning on welcoming trick-or-treaters to their home, should follow these safety steps:
· Sweep leaves from sidewalks and steps.
· Clear the porch or front yard of obstacles someone could trip over.
· Restrain pets.
· Light the area well so the young visitors can see where they are going.