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IVGID Tip: Staying safe this Halloween season

Superman and Batgirl were among many local superheroes who enjoyed last year's Trail of Treats and Terror.

Halloween is a spooky time with all sorts of creatures and goblins roaming around. Make sure your family has a fun celebration by following these tips to stay SAFE:

Stay warm. Wear a base layer under your costume and gloves to stay warm.

Affix reflective tape: Do so to candy bags, wear glow sticks, and carry flashlights so drivers can see you.

Follow the buddy rule. Make sure you have an adult for every 2-3 kids and that everybody has a buddy. Kids may get excited if they see their friends and break away from the group.

Exercise caution. Look out for pinecones, candles, and other obstacles that could be tricky to see or navigate with costumes on. Make sure costumes aren't too loose or long that they become a tripping hazard.

Looking for family-friendly Halloween activities? Incline Village Parks & Recreation, The Parasol Tahoe Community Foundation, Lake Tahoe School, and Sierra Nevada College will be "gHosting" two free family fun events:

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Community Pumpkin Carving at Sierra Nevada College: Tuesday, Oct. 28, 4-5:30 p.m.

Trail of Treats & Terror: Thursday, Oct. 30, 4-7 p.m.

The Trail of Treats & Terror winds through the forest with several spooky activities along the way. The "Fright Factor" varies at each location, raising a bit as the trail continues. The first two trail stops are collecting coins in wishing wells for the Make-A-Wish Foundation so encourage your kids to bring some change. The trail is gHosted by community volunteers, the North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District and the Washoe County Sheriff's Office and is well-marked.

Begin the Trail of Treats & Terror by parking in the Incline Middle School parking lot and walking to the Donald W. Reynolds Community Non-Profit Center (948 Incline Way) for a spooktacular Skeleton Soiree.

Then wind your way on the trail through Fantasy Forest to the IVGID Recreation Center for pumpkin photos and Monster Mash Bash. Proceed along carefree Candy Lane to Adam's Family Theater and face painting at the Lake Tahoe School. Continue with care through Talking Tree Forest to the Haunted Halls of SNC and listen to stories by the fire. The SPOOKY Shuttle will return folks to their cars.

"Tip of the week" is a bi-weekly feature running in the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza, in partnership with the Incline Village General Improvement District, providing locals with various tips pertaining to the recreation opportunities and services the district provides. This tip was provided by Kari Ferguson, Incline Village Parks & Recreation Youth, Teen and Family Program Supervisor. For more information, call 775-832-1310 or visit http://www.inclinerecreation.com.