Dear VOWS Residents,
Halloween will fall on Saturday this year, and we expect the trick-or-treaters to be out and about that evening.
Whether you will be walking or driving on Halloween night, the Homeowners Association would like to remind VOWS families to be overly cautious, and aware of the increased pedestrian activity on our neighborhood streets, and to take the necessary safety precautions.
Among these precautions, we urge families to take when it comes time to go trick-or-treating include wearing proper fitting – brightly colored costumes, carrying flashlights or glow sticks for increased visibility, watching, for traffic when crossing the street, and making sure there is adult supervision while the children are walking through the neighborhood.
Parents should know what routes their children plan to take while trick-or-treating.
Trick-or-treaters should be aware of their surroundings and only travel on well-lit streets. If you must cross the street, only do so at well-lit corners or designated crosswalk areas.
Once your children return home, parents should always check the treats before allowing them to have any.
Be selective in your sorting and throw away any items that area open, missing wrappers, or have potentially been tampered with.
Residents should have their front porch well lit if they want to have trick-or-treating, or keep the porch light off if they don’t.
Halloween decorations should be brought in at the end of the night, especially pumpkins, as they can be used for vandalism.
As always, Residents area encouraged to lock their vehicles and remove or hide any valuable items.
It is preferable to park in the garage first, then the driveway, and only as a last resort on the street.
From the entire FirstService Residential Team, we hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Halloween night this year.
Justin La Hue