Stranger Danger & Halloween Safety

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Ghosts and goblins of all ages gathered together to learn about Halloween safety tonight.

The Ohio University of Zanesville’s office of public safety held its second annual "Stranger Danger and Halloween Safety" event this evening. The event had five different stations where kids could participate in activities that taught them how they can both have fun *and* stay safe this Halloween. OUZ’s Director of public safety, Bethany Hayes said they covered many safety topics.

"We’re just going over safety tips for them, just stranger danger. What is a stranger? What’s a good stranger? What’s a bad stranger? What’s a stranger look like? And then Halloween safety. What they want to check before they go Halloween trick-or-treating and then also what they want to do with their parents when they come back."

The Director of Public safety at OUZ, Bethany Hayes, was inspired to start the event two years ago when her daughter was almost taken from her.

"The reason we do this, is my husband and I are both police officers, our daughter, somebody tried to take her two years ago from me. So, that’s why we are so vigilant in making sure we teach other families what stranger danger is. From what a secret password is, to okay, we don’t talk to anybody we don’t know, to who do we do we talk to if something happens."

Trick-Or-Treating Hours Oct. 30 2014:

Zanesville – 5:30 to7 p.m.
Colony Square – 6 to 7 p.m.
Adamsville area – 6 to 7:30 p.m.
Cumberland area – 5:30 to 7 p.m.
New Concord area – 6 to 7 p.m.
Crooksville area – 5:30 to 7 p.m.
New Lexington area – 5:30 to 7 p.m.
Thornville area – 6 to 7:30 p.m.
McConnelsville area – 5:30 to 7 p.m.

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