Yakima-area Halloween eventsPosted: Updated:
Looking for some spooky funon Saturday? Here's a few things going on in our area.
Hallowine at Rattlesnake Hills Wineries. Admission is free but there are tasting fees at some locations. Wineries are open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with some going until 6 p.m. Check www.rattlesnakehills.com for more information.
Fall Carnival at West Valley Church. Corner of 72nd Ave. and Nob Hill Boulevard. From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Dinner, games, prizes and of course, candy.
Selah Trek-or-Treat. For kids 10 and under. Starting at 3:30 p.m., this fun run costs $10 a child, with all proceeds benefiting the Yakima/Ellensburg Team In Training chapter, which is raising funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Kids receive a medal and t-shirt. Run begins in Selah Junior High School parking lot.
Sunnyside PD trick-or-treat. From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. the Sunnyside Police Explorers will be handing out candy to trick-or-treaters at the Sunnyside Law and Justice Center, 401 Homer St in Sunnyside.
The Haunted Warehouse. 704 N. First Ave. in Yakima. Trick-or-treating for kids from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., then the Haunted Warehouse opens at 8:30 until midnight. Proceeds benefit
Also, don't forget these Halloween safety tips!
1) Select highly visible costumes. Look for light, bright and reflective costumes that make trick-or-treaters easy to see. Add reflective tape to costumes and treat buckets and bags to increase visibility.
2) Make sure costumes fit well. Have trick-or-treaters try on, walk and play in costumes and shoes in advance to check fit. Make sure nothing comes loose or might cause the child to trip. Check that wigs or other accessories do not obstruct the child's view.
3) Review safety precautions with children. Include traffic safety rules in the review, such as staying on the sidewalk, crossing the street at crosswalks, avoiding walking in front of, behind or between parked cars and stopping at driveways to make sure no vehicles are coming in and out.
4) Plan trick-or-treating route and supervision in advance. Avoid areas with heavy vehicle traffic and look for well-lit streets with sidewalks. Make arrangements for an adult or a responsible teen to accompany younger trick-or-treaters.
5) Get a flashlight with fresh batteries. A flashlight can help trick-or-treaters see and be seen, but it should never be directed at someone's eyes including those of passing motorists.