The Richmond Register

Lifestyles & Community

October 8, 2013

Make Halloween fun and safe


It is almost Halloween, and to help you and your family prepare, the Madison County Extension Service is having a special workshop, Multigenerational Pumpkin Fun.

Bring your children, grandchildren, parents and grandparents to this fun workshop all about pumpkins and Halloween.

The story of Stingy Jack and the origin of the Jack O’Lanterns will be told. Information on pumpkin varieties and how to grow them will be shared.

We will also learn to make delicious pumpkin seed snacks and explore some unique ways to decorate pumpkins.

Each family will carve their own pumpkin and take home recipes for making their own pumpkin treats. The workshop will be 6 to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 22 at the Madison County Extension Education Center, 230 Duncannon Lane, Richmond.

The class is free but enrollment is limited, so call soon to register at 623-4072.

All children must be accompanied by at least one adult.

There are lots of options for trick-or-treating fun in Madison County. Both Richmond and Berea have set official trick or treating times from 6 to 8 p.m. on Oct. 31. Both cities will also be providing alternative activities during the trick-or-treating time.

Richmond’s Halloween Hoe-Down will be on Main Street and will include a petting zoo, inflatables and local businesses providing treats for children.

Berea’s Halloween at the Park will also be from 6 to 8 p.m. at City Park and will include scary dances, fire truck rides and trick-or-treating with local businesses.

If your family chooses to do traditional trick-or-treating in neighborhoods here are a few safety tips for parents to share with their trick or treaters:

• Cross the street safely at corners. Look left, right and left again when crossing and keep looking as your cross. Walk; don’t run, across the street.

• Walk on sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible. Children should walk on direct routes with the fewest street crossings.

• Always stop at and be cautious around driveways. Drivers may not see children as they are backing out of or entering driveways.

• Slow down and stay alert. Watch out for cars that are turning or backing up. Never dart out into the street or cross between parked cars.

• Costumes can be both creative and safe. Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and choose light colors. Masks can obstruct vision so choose nontoxic face paint and makeup instead. Have kids carry glow sticks or flashlights in order to see better as well as be seen by drivers.

If you are driving on Halloween night, be extra alert. Children will be more focused on gathering candy and the excitement of the holiday than on following safety rules.

Have a fun and safe Halloween. (Source:


Text Only
Lifestyles & Community
  • 7-29 Nostalgia-Glenmore.jpg Paper boys learned life, business lessons

    I often flash back to the days from the mid to late 1930s when I was a paper boy.
    There were 10 or 12 of us who rolled out of bed at 5 a.m. every day, jumped on our bicycles and headed downtown to the Glyndon Hotel and picked up our papers for delivery.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • Dick-Ham.jpg Here’s why teachers aren’t paid enough

    The following were included in last year’s exams and were answered by 16-year-old high school students. The answers are genuine, and we must remember that these youngsters will grow up to vote, marry and become parents. It’s a scary thought.

    July 28, 2014 1 Photo

  • 7-24 4-H Entries 1.jpg 4-H exhibits are family affair for the Houstons

    Five children from the same family were the first to bring their 4-H exhibits Wednesday to the Madison County Fairgrounds.

    July 24, 2014 5 Photos

  • 7-22 Band Camp 1.jpg Band students ‛take over’ MCHS campus

    The Madison Central High School campus has been “taken over” for two weeks by 170 students attending band camp.

    July 21, 2014 6 Photos

  • Dr-Jack-Rutherford.jpg Warning labels needed on energy drinks

    The popularity of energy drinks has soared since they entered the marketplace, but at least one consumer group wants the FDA to order warnings on product labels.

    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • Donna-Moberly.jpg Full Gospel ‛Back to School Bash’ is Aug. 2

    Hello everyone.
    I guess everyone is asking, “How much rain did we get?”

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Katie-Rollins.jpg Thank the Lord for the rain

    Hello readers, it’s a stormy Monday evening as I write this, and I’ve been thanking the Lord all day for the good rain – over an inch in the gauge now, and it looks like more before morning.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Paula-Jones-c.jpg Rain has helped lawns, gardens

    Hello from Baldwin.
    How is everyone’s week going? I hope everyone is having a great one.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Can you believe such cool weather in mid July?

    Refreshing. That’s the word one TV weatherman described the upcoming days when temperatures will be in the 70s with virtually no humidity and lots of sunshine. Can you believe that in the middle of July? We can live with that, can’t we? We may even get close to setting a record for morning lows later this week. This has certainly been the year for strange weather!

    July 17, 2014

  • Tim-Jones.jpg Union City Baptist VBS July 20-25

    Union City Baptist Church will have vacation Bible school July 20-25, 6 to 9 p.m., with classes from age 3 through high school. The theme is “Agency D3 Needs You.” Contact Brenda Parke, or call the church at 623-2845 for more information.

    July 17, 2014 1 Photo

AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide

Should Madison County’s three local governing bodies ban smoking in indoor public places?

     View Results