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Posted on: October 18, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Halloween Coloring Contest

Halloween Coloring Contest

As Halloween draws closer, we wanted to announce our coloring contest and remind you of important safety tips.

Students from preschool to fifth grade who live or attend school in West Fargo are eligible to enter our inaugural Halloween coloring contest. Participants can download the jack-o’-lantern coloring sheet, or pick one up from the West Fargo Public Library or their School Resource Officer. The deadline to enter is Friday, Oct. 29. 

Make sure to follow these tips this Halloween to have a safe night of trick-or-treating:

Walk Safely

  • Cross the street at corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as you cross. 
  • Put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don’t run, across the street.
  • Join children younger than 12 for trick-or-treating. If children are mature enough to be out without supervision, tell them to stick to familiar areas that are well lit and trick-or-treat in groups.

Costumes for a Safe Halloween

  • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and, if possible, choose light colors.
  • Have children carry glow sticks or flashlights to help them see and be seen by drivers. 
  • When selecting a costume, make sure it is the right size to prevent trips and falls. 

Drive Extra Safely on Halloween

  • Enter and exit driveways and alleys slowly and carefully.
  • Get rid of any distractions - like your phone - in your car so you can concentrate on the road and your surroundings.

Popular trick-or-treating hours are 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. Be especially alert for children during those hours.

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