Trick-or-treaters are invited to come out and enjoy Halloween throughout the Ramstein, Vogelweh and Landstuhl family housing areas Oct. 31.
Trick-or-treating has been authorized from 5 to 7 p.m. All personnel should limit vehicle traffic throughout the housing areas during this time. Speeding and parking will also be strictly enforced to promote safety for all participants.
Below is a list of safety information to ensure this year’s Halloween is a happy and a safe one.
• On Ramstein, there will be two lost children collection points: Bldg. 800 (the child development center) and Bldg. 1001 (Ramstein Middle School).
• On Vogelweh, there will be two lost children collection points: Youth Center, Bldg. 1057 (for Vogelweh Family Housing) and behind Bldg. 2077, utility shed on Second Avenue (for Vogelweh Main Base Housing).
• On Landstuhl, the lost children collection points will be in the parking lot of Bldg. 93861, Fisher House I.
X-ray your candy
Parents have the option to get their children’s candy X-rayed at the Ramstein Passenger Terminal Lobby from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 31.
• Parents are highly encouraged to ensure their children wear appropriate reflective clothing as they partake in the evening’s festivities. Flashlights or glow sticks are also recommended.
• Costumes should be made of flame retardant material. If they are homemade, make sure and use either a fire retardant spray or fabric that has been treated with fire retardant.
• Do not include high heel shoes or long dangling pieces of costume that your child could trip over. A scraped knee or bloody nose can ruin their fun.
Go with an adult
Children should always go out trick-or-treating accompanied by a responsible adult. If you have a group of children going, the parents should choose two or three adults to go along and keep an eye on things.
• While trick-or-treating, use sidewalks and pedestrian crossings when available, and look both ways before crossing the street.
• Never, ever go into a stranger’s house or even ring their door for treats unless your parents are with you and say it’s OK.
• Always make sure children and adults are in sight of each other when trick-or-treating.
For other safety tips, visit www.halloween-safety.com. All volunteers can contact the 86th Security Forces Squadron, police services for Ramstein, by emailing 86SFS.S5LPOLICESERVICES@ramstein.af.mil.
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