Dear VOWS Residents,
Historically, Halloween has always been a safe, uneventful evening within The Villages of Woodland Springs community. Halloween will fall on Friday this year, and we expect the trick-or-treaters to be out and about that evening. The Homeowners Association would like to remind families to be aware of the increased pedestrian activity on our neighborhood streets, and to take the necessary safety precautions.
Among the 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 they are older, have them go out in a group. 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 are 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 are 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.
Justin La Hue