Halloween Traditions, Safety Tips and a Costume Contest
Posted On October 30, 2013
Author: Gordon McKernan
I personally have never been the type to dress in full costumes on Halloween. When I was younger I celebrated the holiday just as any child would do but for some reason, I feel like I am too old to dress up. I encourage everyone at my office to dress up, and I enjoy going to festive Halloween parties with my wife to see what everyone is dressed as. What I enjoy most are the preparations for the candy-filled holiday like carving pumpkins, making sure the house is well lit and buying candy for all the trick-or-treaters. I know Halloween is such a fun spirited holiday, but I want to remind everyone to remember their safety tips for tomorrow.
- Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you
- Examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them. Limit the amount of treats you eat.
- Look both ways before crossing the street. Use established crosswalks wherever possible
- Only walk on sidewalks whenever possible, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.
- Enter homes only if you’re with a trusted adult. Only visit well-lit houses. Don’t stop at dark houses. Never accept rides from strangers
Since everyone will be dressed in their costume, I would encourage you to take a photo and enter my Halloween photo contest. The first place winner will receive a $100 gift card, second place will receive $75 gift card and third place will receive a $50 gift card.
- FOLLOW me on Instagram @getgordon
- UPLOAD your costume photo & TAG @getgordon
- Winners will be chosen after noon on November 4, 2013
Gordon McKernan graduated with his law degree from Loyola University in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1992. Shortly thereafter, he joined McKernan Law Firm and has been practicing law ever since. He is the owner of the firm, and his primary area of practice is representing ‘ordinary people’ who have been injured because of another’s disregard.