Patch’s Little Pumpkin Costume Challenge with Heidi Klum needs your entries now.
Monday, October 31, 2011
Which kid in America has the most creative Halloween costume in the pumpkin patch? That's what we intend to find out with your photos and the help of celebrity judge Heidi Klum, who will select the Grand Prize winner. The Grand Prize? Patch will whisk the winner to New York or Los Angeles for a two day, three night trip for two that includes a meet and greet with Heidi, plus a donation of $1031 to a local charity of the winner's choice. Nine runners up will also get a $1031 donation from Patch to a local charity of their choice. Entering is easy. Just upload a photo of your kid, 12 years of age or younger, in his or her Halloween costume. Entries must be made by the parent or legal guardian of the child photographed. Photos should include …
Fire fighters offer several tips for parents and children.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, October 11, 2011
With Halloween just a few days away, the county fire department offers several tips to stay safe: For instance: • Costumes should be made of flame resistant light-colored fabric or have reflective qualities. They should be short enough so as not to interfere with walking or become entangled in bicycle chains. Use facial makeup rather than masks so children can see easily. • Children should carry flashlights and not use candles or torches. Before leaving the home, children should discuss the proposed route, time of return, and companions. An adult should always accompany younger children. Visit the homes of people you know or local familiar neighborhoods, stopping at well-lit houses only. As a general rule, children should avoid entering …