Health Tip #9, 24 October 1996
Now don't close your eyes, and don't try to hide, or a silly spook may sit by your side.
Shrouded in a daft disguise, they pretend to terrorize. Grim Grinning Ghosts come out to socialize!
Only a few more days until Halloween! If you are going to go trick-or-treating this year, the best place to go is Freeborn or Putnam Halls since there will be a dance, haunted house, and lots of candy. But if you want to be more adventurous, use some common sense out there. Some good places to go are Northside or the houses north and west of Shattuck & University. Go with a large group of people, avoid the dark areas, and skip the houses with the Dobermans guarding the gates. Here are some fun safety tips from Halloween Quiz on the Internet:
Also, be sure your costume is flame resistant and visible to motorists through bright colors or reflective tape. Donít wear high heels, baggy clothing, or constrictive masks. You can buy materials and props at the little Halloween stores down College Avenue and over on Shattuck.
You can buy pumpkins at local supermarkets like Andronicoís or Safeway, and even at the Durant-Darling Florist right down the street from us. When you are creating your jack-o-lantern, be sure to always cut away from you and others so nobody gets cut. If you do get cut, wash the wound immediately with soap and water, sterilize it (if necessary) with an alcohol wipe, and then put on some antibiotic ointment and a bandaid. Unfortunately, we canít use real candles in the Halls, so find a small flashlight substitute to light up the pumpkinís face. After trick-or-treating, donít eat any candy that looks like it has been opened or tampered with.
HAVE FUN!Sources of Information:
Las Vegas Halloween Quiz: http://www2.fullmoon.org/fullmoon/hall1.html
The Haunted Homepage: http://www.hauntedhome.com/