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How to keep your trick-or-treater safe this Halloween

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Reflective costumes are easier for children to be seen from the road. (Source: Viewer Photo) Reflective costumes are easier for children to be seen from the road. (Source: Viewer Photo)
This little snow angel has lights on her costume. (Source: Jennifer Cothern) This little snow angel has lights on her costume. (Source: Jennifer Cothern)
While Batman and other masked costumes are fierce, they may not be the safest option. (Source: Lori Andrews) While Batman and other masked costumes are fierce, they may not be the safest option. (Source: Lori Andrews)
WOOD COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Come rain or shine, expect to see Wood County children knocking on doors Thursday night. So far, only Rossford has postponed its trick-or-treat schedule.

With thousands of children ready to hit the streets to collect candy, it's important to make sure their costumes are safe. It could be as simple as picking reflective costumes, or sticking reflective tape on what they already plan to wear.

It seems as though the scariest thing about this Halloween will be the weather, but most children will still be looking for their treats. With the sun setting sooner and heavy storms on the way, it's important for children to be visible from the road.
  
"I usually buy all the glow sticks for all the children. I think it's a big safety thing, especially in rural towns," said Marlene Hahn.

Remember that children need to be able to see and be seen while they're traveling house to house. Masks may look fierce, but it may not be the safest option.

"I try to dress my kids brightly and not let them wear dark-colored clothes," said Breanna Lowery.
     
Perrysburg bike police will be riding through neighborhoods and the Wood County Sheriff will be increasing patrols to keep a close eye on the smallest trick-or-treaters.

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