Trick or treat trot returns
Kids – age infant to 8 – can join over 500 children showing off their costumes at shops and restaurants in the Vail and Lionshead Villages. Merchants offering treats to the little ones will display a stuffed Jack-O-Lantern bag at their entrance.
Kids can come by the Covered Bridge or the Lionshead Bus Stop from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. to pick up a balloon and start gathering treats. A limited number of Trick or Treat bags will be available for those that need them compliments of the Vail Police Department.
Kids aged 2 to 6 can also enter the Trick or Treat Trot coloring contest. Pick up an entry at local schools, preschools or in the Vail Daily. Decorate the house in the best Halloween design you can conjure and submit your drawing to the Town of Vail Library on or before Friday. First, second and third place winners will receive prizes compliments of Pazzo’s, Cascade Village Theatres and Verbatim Booksellers.
Officials from the Vail Police Department are encouraging parents to adhere to the following safety tips for any trick or treating, provided by the National Confectioners Association. You will see that the Trick or Treat Trot eliminates many of these Halloween hazards:
– Wear light-colored clothing that’s short enough to prevent tripping and add reflective tape to the sides, front and back of costume .
Participate in The Longevity Project
The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.
– Make sure children can see well through face masks, or use cosmetics to create fun or scary faces.
– Adults should accompany young children.
– Go out in daylight and carry a flashlight in case of delay.
– Stay within the neighborhood and only visit homes you know.
– Watch for traffic.
– Only give and accept wrapped or packaged candy.
– Examine all candy before allowing children to eat it.
– Keep costumed children away from pets. The pet may not recognize the child and become frightened.
– Avoid hard plastic or wood props such as daggers or swords. Substitute with foam or rubber which is soft and flexible.
Please contact the Vail Recreation District Youth Services at 479-2292 or the Vail Library at 479-2186 for more information.