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Halloween in Cedar Creek Lake 2019


My name is Nicole Sprabary. I am a mom, first and foremost and raise my daughters in the Cedar Creek Lake community. I am a transplant from just Northwest of the Lake and look forward to spending the rest of my life here. I am a freelance writer and blogger, wanting to speak truth and greatness into our community in hopes of creating a ripple of good throughout our small lake towns.

With today being Halloween, folks all around town are getting ready for events that will be held tonight here in the Cedar Creek Lake Area. Here are some to name a few.

October 31, 2019

5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Halloween 2019 – Mabank Pavilion
6:00-7:30pm Trunk or treat at First Baptist Mabank. 113 E Mount Vernon St
6-8 PM Kemp Trunk or Treat Kemp Intermediate Gym 903.498.3191
6-8 PM Halloween on Market St. Downtown Mabank
8:00 PM – 9:30 PM GBC Monster Mash Bash HAS BEEN CANCELED – Glow in the Dark Halloween Egg Hunt, Costume Contest and Dance.

According to the National Safety Council, Halloween “are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year!” Here is more information on safety for tonight from the NSC.

Halloween Safety On and Off the Road

Kids love the magic of Halloween: Trick-or-treating, classroom parties and trips to a neighborhood haunted house. But for moms and dads, often there is a fine line between Halloween fun and safety concerns, especially when it comes to road and pedestrian safety.

In 2017, 7,450 pedestrians died in traffic or non-traffic incidents, according to Injury Facts. Non-traffic incidents include those occurring on driveways, in parking lots or on private property.
NSC research reveals almost 18% of these deaths occurred at road crossings or intersections. Lack of visibility because of low lighting at night also plays a factor in these deaths.

Here's a scary statistic: Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year. In 2017, October ranked No. 2 in motor vehicle deaths by month, with 3,700. July is No. 1, with 3,830 deaths.
Costume Safety

To help ensure adults and children have a safe holiday, the American Academy of Pediatrics has compiled a list of Halloween safety tips. Before Halloween arrives, be sure to choose a costume that won't cause safety hazards.

-All costumes, wigs and accessories should be fire-resistant
-Avoid masks, which can obstruct vision
-If children are allowed out after dark, fasten reflective tape to their costumes and bags, or give them glow sticks
-When buying Halloween makeup, make sure it is nontoxic and always test it in a small area first
-Remove all makeup before children go to bed to prevent skin and eye irritation
-When they’re on the Prowl
-A responsible adult should accompany young children on the neighborhood rounds
-If your older children are going alone, plan and review a route acceptable to you
-Agree on a specific time children should return home
-Teach your children never to enter a stranger's home or car
-Instruct children to travel only in familiar, well-lit areas and stick with their friends
-Tell your children not to eat any treats until they return home
-Children and adults are reminded to put electronic devices down, keep heads up and walk, don't run, across the street

Safety Tips for Motorists

NSC offers these additional safety tips for parents – and anyone who plans to be on the road during
Trick-or-treat hours:

-Watch for children walking on roadways, medians and curbs
-Enter and exit driveways and alleys carefully
-At twilight and later in the evening, watch for children in dark clothing
-Discourage new, inexperienced drivers from driving on Halloween

All GREAT information from the NSC.


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