It is time for Trick or Treat
Vicksburg, MS

October 22, 2019  ·  By Beth Maggio of Hennessey, Thames & Leavitt Insurance Agency, Inc.

Every Halloween, our mom would send us, my siblings, and me out into the neighborhood with a checklist of safety rules: Pay attention, look out for cars, watch where we were going, stay with each other and come home immediately after the candy revelry ended.

Her concern was justified. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, Halloween is the most dangerous night of the year for pedestrian fatalities. It is dark and children are excited and often wearing dark clothes and masks. Fortunately, a little preparation goes a long way. Here is a checklist of things you will want your little trick or treaters to be aware of.

The costume

  • A trip-resistant hem: Have kids take a test run in their costumes, and shorten any that might cause a trip, make sure they have enough room in there to move freely.
  • A nonrestrictive mask or helmet: Make sure your trick-or-treater has a full line of vision outside of their mask or helmet.
  • Comfortable shoes help prevent injuries by letting comfort, not cuteness, win the day.
  • Flexible props: Make sure any swords or other props are made of soft plastic or rubber that bends.
  • Flame-resistant costumes, wigs and accessories.

The extras

  • Reflective tape: Attach it to your child’s costume so cars will have an easier time spotting them.
  • A flashlight with new batteries.
  • Emergency identification: Secure your child’s name along with your phone number and address on a bracelet or in the costume. Also, have them memorize your phone number and know to call 911 in the event of an emergency.

Everything has been checked let the candy windfall begin!

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Here is something that should not be too scary: Finding the right insurance for your home and auto. A great insurance experience starts with a great agency, Hennessey, Thames and Leavitt Insurance Agency. You get outstanding coverage, great rates and service from a local independent agent who cares. You can reach us by phone at 601-636-5560, by email at info-hennessey@leavitt.com or come by the office and see us at 1001 Belmont Street. Check us out on Facebook or our website leavitt.com/vicksburg.



Beth Maggio Insurance Agent

Beth Maggio

Hennessey Thames & Leavitt
1001 Belmont St.
Vicksburg, MS 39180
601-636-5560


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