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THE walking dead are strolling Guam’s villages alongside the Avengers and Dora the Explorer tonight and seeking some treats and tricks for Halloween.
With this in mind, the Guam Police Department is advising all parents and guardians to keep in mind some of the dangers as children are expected to be seen running around in the evening.
Officer A.J. Balajadia, GPD spokesman, provided a list of safety precautions to follow.
“Always trick or treat with a parent or guardian; never cross the road alone and watch for inattentive motorists,” Balajadia said. “Pay attention to your child and do not get caught up in socializing with friends you run into. Your child will not wait for you.”
Visit the following locations for free glow sticks:
- MCV locations in Macheche, Dededo, the SM Store in the Agana Shopping Center and in Agat;
- Docomo locations in the Micronesia Mall, Century Plaza, GPO, Agana Shopping Center;
- GPD Precincts in Agat, Hagatna, Tamuning/Tumon, Dededo; and
- The Guam Airport Police Authority’s offices in the lower level of the Guam International Airport.
- The limit is two per person while supplies last.
- Alcohol-free costume dance party
- Located in Maite in the former Golds Gym building
- Event is for all ages, from 7 to 9 p.m.
- Will feature an open mic, treats for kids and a costume showcase
Agana Shopping Center:
- “Say Boo to Drugs” event from 4 to 6 p.m.;
- Gotham Halloween contest from 6 to 8 p.m.; Registration is at 6:30 p.m. and judging is at 7 p.m.
Balajadia said using flashlights, reflective tape and other devices will help motorists better see costumed children and parents.
“Never eat candy or other goodies until your parent or guardian has a chance to inspect it. Know where your teenage children are and who they’re with,” he stressed. “Even if they’re not trick or treating with you and your younger ones, it doesn't mean you’re not responsible for them.”
Lastly, Balajadia advised parents and guardians to start early, keep the children hydrated, and “make sure your little ones are able to see through their mask and their vision is not impaired.”
MCV Broadband in conjunction with the Department of Public Works Office of Highway Safety, Docomo Pacific and Hawaiian Rock also wants to make Halloween safe for kids and has been giving out free glow sticks.
For adults looking for something exciting, the island’s night clubs and lounges are hosting events tonight. Remember, though – for those who plan on drinking, have a designated driver.