Editorial: Follow precautions for safe Halloween

Halloween is truly a strange tradition. Children dress up in masks and go from house to house demanding candy in an elaborate, sanctioned extortion scheme.

Well, not really. But that’s how it might look to an outsider. In fact, it’s one of the joyous traditions of childhood.

But all that fun can make it easy for youngsters and their parents to neglect some basic precautions. By following some simple rules, families can keep the evening’s festivities fun and safe.

To help make your Halloween a safe one, Greenwood Police Chief John Laut provides the following suggestions for not only children but parents and motorists, as well:

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