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CEU student group, Prehistoric Museum present Halloween Spook-tacular events

On Oct. 30, the College of Eastern Utah's student government will host all ghosts, goblins and witches at the Jennifer Leavitt Student Center at 6 p.m. Admission is free and participants may purchase booth and activity tickets.

On Oct. 31, children ages 1-10 may trick-or-treat with the dinosaurs at the CEU Prehistoric Museum starting at 6 p.m. The event is free to members.

At 8 p.m. the haunted museum will open to older children and adults. The activity will remain open for family fun until 10 p.m.

On Nov. 1, the Pet Costume parade will begin at 2 p.m. at the Price City Peace Gardens.

United States Consumer Product Safety Commission warns Carbon parents to protect their children by checking treats, being visible, promoting good visibility

Carbon County residents can protect children who plan to go trick-or-treating on Halloween by following several safety tips issued by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.

The commission encourages local residents to:

•Warn youngsters not to eat any treats before an adult has carefully examined the items for evidence of tampering.

•Decorate or trim costumes with reflective tape that will glow in the beam of a car's headlights. Bags or sacks should also be light colored or decorated with reflective tape. Reflective tape is usually available in hardware, bicycle and sporting goods stores.

•Provide children with flashlights to carry and use.

•Make certain costumes are short enough to prevent youngsters from tripping and falling.

•Have children wear well-fitting, sturdy shoes.

•Tie hats and scarfs securely to prevent them from slipping over children's eyes.

•Apply cosmetics rather than have a child wear a loose-fitting mask that might restrict breathing or obscure vision.

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