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Posted on: October 23, 2020

Branson Police Urge Safety During Halloween Season

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Branson Police are reminding families to keep health and safety in mind this Halloween season. This year, Branson Police encourage alternative activities that are more low-risk. Some of those include the following:

  • Carve or decorate pumpkins outside while social distancing with neighbors or friends.
  • Have a virtual Halloween costume contest.
  • Set-up an outdoor movie night with the family.
  • Plan a Halloween scavenger hunt for children. Give them lists of Halloween-themed items to look for while they walk outdoors while admiring Halloween decorations.
  • Consider carefully planned organized events like the Branson Parks & Recreation Halloween Hayride & Haunted Barn.

If you decide to go trick-or-treating, here are some safety tips to remember:

  • Purchase flame-resistant costumes and make sure that masks do not obscure vision.
  • Make sure children are always visible by using flashlights, reflective material, and glow sticks.
  • Trick or treat as a family and only approach well-lit homes.
  • Only accept pre-packaged candy
  • Don’t assume motorists see you, they probably can’t.

As always, if you see anything suspicious call 911.

Safe Halloween 2020

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