Sunday, October 30, 2011

Going trick-or-treating?

Alphabet letter SSwords, knives, and similar costume accessories should be short, soft, and flexible.
Alphabet letter AAvoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult.
Alphabet letter FFasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
Alphabet letter EExamine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
Alphabet letter HHold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. Always WALK and don't run from house to house.
Alphabet letter AAlways test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation.
Alphabet letter LLook both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible.
Alphabet letter LLower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses.
Alphabet letter OOnly walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
Alphabet letter WWear well-fitting masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
Alphabet letter EEat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers.
Alphabet letter EEnter homes only if you're with a trusted adult.
Alphabet letter NNever walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes.

Happy Halloween!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Straddling the line between fall and winter, Halloween is a time of celebration and superstition. It is thought to have originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people would light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off roaming ghosts. In the eighth century, Pope Gregory III designated November 1 as a time to honor all saints and martyrs; the holiday, All Saints’ Day, incorporated some of the traditions of Samhain. The evening before was known as All Hallows’ Eve and later Halloween.

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Halloween Eco Tip...............

Give the kids a reusable bag for candy. A pillowcase works. They can also use a reusable grocery bag.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Halloween ......................

Fall is in the air...............................

A collection of gourds and pumpkins can look aesthetically pleasing against a bale of hay or some corn stalks on your front porch. All are compostable and the hay and corn stalks will make a great cover for flower beds after the fall holidays pass. If you leave your pumpkins uncarved, you can pull off this look through Thanksgiving.

Recycled egg cartons and cans can make bats, spiders (paint the cups black, push black pipe cleaners through the “bodies” and add some red-painted eyes for spooky spiders!) and pumpkin votives.