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Owen Electric urges Halloween safety

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Co-op giving away free trick-or-treat bags for children

With Halloween just weeks away, officials at Owen Electric Cooperative are encouraging parents and grandparents to protect their children and grandchildren by taking these steps:
• Make sure costumes are flame resistant.
• Instead of buying masks, which can block vision, use makeup.
• Attach reflective tape to costumes and bags.
• If you set out pumpkins with candles inside, place them where kids’ costumes can’t accidentally catch on fire.
• Remove tripping hazards from your sidewalk and porch.
• Go with your children, or send them with another adult.
• If no adult can go, know the route your kids will take, tell them exactly when to be home, and loan them a cell phone for emergencies. Give them a flashlight, too.
• Inspect all candy before your children eat any of it.
In addition, once again this year, Owen Electric is giving away colorful trick-or-treat bags, decorated with Buzz the electrical safety robot. Stop by any Owen Electric location and pick up your bag today.