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Vail Village, Lionshead offer trick-or-treat trot

Daily Staff Report
Vail, CO, Colorado

VAIL ” Ghosts and goblins, fairies and princesses will parade the streets of Vail Village and Lionshead this Halloween from 2 to 5 p.m. in the 15th annual Trick-or-Treat Trot.

Children ages infant through 10 years old are invited to participate, with free balloons and trick-or-treat bags distributed at the Covered Bridge and the Lionshead bus stop, while supplies last. Past Trick-or-Treat Trots have seen as many as 500 children showing off their costumes as they frequent Village and Lionshead merchants and shops collecting treats along the way. Winners from the annual Trick-or-Treat Trot coloring contest also will be announced at the event.

While the Trick-or-Treat Trot addresses many of the safety concerns that can accompany Halloween, officials from the Vail Police Department are nonetheless encouraging parents to adhere to the following safety tips:



n Wear light-colored clothing that’s short enough to prevent tripping and add reflective tape to the sides, front and back of costume.

n Make sure children can see well through face masks, or use cosmetics to create fun or scary faces.

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n Adults should accompany young children.

n Go out in daylight and carry a flashlight in case of delay.

n Stay within the neighborhood, and only visit establishments you know.



n Watch for traffic.

n Only give and accept wrapped or packaged candy.

n Examine all candy before allowing children to eat it.

n Keep costumed children away from pets. The pet may not recognize the child and become frightened.

n Avoid hard plastic or wood props such as daggers or swords. Substitute them with foam or rubber, which is soft and flexible.

A Halloween Block Party at Donovan Pavilion will follow the Trick-or-Treat Trot, with a potluck dinner, contests and games from 6 to 8 p.m. For more information, call Tracy Gordon at 479-2984.

For more information on the 15th annual Trick-or-Treat Trot, call Vail Recreation District Youth Services at 479-2292 or visit http://www.vailrec.com.


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