2:06 AM / Friday February 23, 2024

21 Oct 2016

Local non-profit and police help children prepare for a safe Halloween

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
October 21, 2016 Category: Local Posted by:

On Friday, October 28, 2016, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., Beech Community Services will host its Annual Avenue of Treats – an event that provides an opportunity for children to debut their costumes while receiving helpful tips on staying safe while trick-or-treating. This free event takes place along Cecil B. Moore Avenue between North Broad Street and 16th Street. This year, the Temple Police will join the festivities with a haunted house and information to keep children safe.

“Halloween can be a fun time for children, but if they are not prepared, it can also turn into a nightmare for families,” states Christine Brown, Director of Beech Community Services. “We’re happy that our local law enforcement agency has joined us, as we work hard to ensure that the children stay safe and have a great Halloween!”

Statistics show that every year, twice as many children pedestrians are killed while walking on Halloween compared to other days of the year. In addition, only 12 percent of parents use reflective tape or gear, and 18 percent of children 5 years or younger are allowed to trick-or-treat alone each year. This event will share tips to help combat these statistics, inform families and ensure that children have a safe Halloween.

“Avenue of Treats” is a great community event, and each year there is a new organization that comes on board to support our efforts,” states Ken Scott, President of Beech Companies. “The community continues to be a vital partner that helps us accomplish our vision and mission for strong community development.”

Other businesses participating in the event include Temple Athletics, Jump Start and various local businesses.

For additional information about Beech Community Services, contact Christine Brown at (215) 763-8868.

  • Facebook
  • Twitter

Leave a Comment

Recent News

Philly NAACP

Philadelphia NAACP News

February 18, 2024

Tweet Email Tweet Email Related Posts Philadelphia NAACP news as of Feb. 2 Philadelphia NAACP Branch News...

Color Of Money

How to give your business an inviting local flair using design

February 17, 2024

Tweet Email BPT Think of local businesses that feel connected to your community. What comes to mind?...


Four tips to live a more heart-healthy lifestyle

February 17, 2024

Tweet Email BPTIn honor of American Heart Month this February, you can make positive changes to your...


Kansas City Chiefs win Super Bowl 2024 

February 12, 2024

Tweet Email The Kansas City Chiefs narrowly beat the San Francisco 49ers, becoming the 2024 Super Bowl champions. The...

Fur Babies Rule!

Bow to Wow! America’s top 10 shelter dog makeovers

February 3, 2024

Tweet Email BPTZen was rescued from a horrendous hoarding case. She arrived at the shelter with mange...


Understanding and reducing stroke risks

January 6, 2024

Tweet Email FAMILY FEATURES As the second leading cause of death worldwide, according to World Health Organization,...

The Philadelphia Sunday Sun Staff