Trick or Treat

20151015_111204Ghosts and goblins, Minions, witches, movie heroes, clowns, and other adorably attired youngsters will arrive at our doorsteps looking for a treat (few ever ask for or want a trick) on October 31st. Halloween falls on a Saturday, making it especially nice for parents who can take their children out trick or treating during daylight hours.  Each local community sets trick-or-treat hours and most communities also post safety tips to keep youngsters safe. To help our customers, neighbors, and friends enjoy a safe and happy Halloween, below we share the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention list of Halloween safety tips along with a schedule of trick or treat hours for our local communities: Trick or Treat Village of Glenview – Saturday, October 31, 2015 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Village of Northbrook – Saturday, October 31, 2015 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. Village of Skokie – Saturday, October 31, 2015 3:00 to 8:00 p.m. Village of Wilmette – Saturday, October 31, 2015 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. City of Evanston – Saturday, October 31, 2015 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Village of Niles – Saturday, October 31, 2015 noon to 4:00 p.m. at Golf Mill Mall Village of Morton Grove – Saturday, October 31, 2015 3:30 to 7:30 p.m.   CDC list of Halloween Safety Tips20151015_111204 S Swords, knives and other costume accessories should be short, soft & flexible A Avoid trick-or-treating alone. Walk in groups or with a trusted adult. F Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you. E Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.   H Hold a flashlight while trick-or-treating to help you see and others see you. WALK and don't run from house to house. A Always test make-up in a small area first. Remove it before bedtime to prevent possible skin and eye irritation. L Look both ways before crossing the street. Use crosswalks wherever possible. L Lower your risk for serious eye injury by not wearing decorative contact lenses. O Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe. W Wear well-fitted masks, costumes and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls. E  Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made by strangers. E  Enter homes only if you're with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Never accept rides from strangers. N  Never walk near lit candles or luminaries. Be sure to wear flame-resistant costumes. Card & Party Giant is a local family-owned card and party supply store located in Glenview, Illinois with a vast inventory of unique costumes and Halloween party supplies.

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