Some fun Halloween facts.

  • In 2012 there were 41 million potential trick-or-treaters across the U.S.
  • In 2012 47,800 acres of pumpkins were harvested
  • The top 6 pumpkin-producing states are Illinois, California, Ohio, Pennsylvania, New York and Michigan.
  • The self-proclaimed “Halloween Capital of the World” is Anoka, Minnesota. It was one of the first cities in the U.S. to hold a Halloween celebration that discouraged playing tricks.
  • The origin of Halloween can be traced back to the ancient Celtic festival of the dead – Samhain (pronounced SOW-in).

As you prepare for this Halloween, take time to keep your children and yourself safe. Here are some tips:

  • Make sure costumes are flame resistant
  • If you use face paint, be sure it is lead-free
  • Carry a flashlight trick-or-treating
  • Wear a light colored costume or add reflective tape to your costume
  • Trick-or-treat with a responsible adult

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