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Police issue holiday safety warnings | Preston Citizen

Police issue holiday safety warnings

November 21, 2012
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By ROBERT S. MERRILL

Assistant editor

On “Black Friday” and the following day most people are rushing around to get everything ready for Christmas and safety is not always at the forefront of their minds.

The Preston Police Department is warning people to be careful this long, holiday weekend and during the annual Festival of Lights parade, which will start on Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24, at approximately 6 p.m.

“Street lights will be dimmed and children need to be kept to the side of the street to avoid injury. They need to be dressed in warm and light-colored clothing.

“Parents need to keep a watchful eye on youngsters. We often have calls about children who have wandered away from those who are watching them. Parade organizers have asked that those in floats not throw candy. We concur with that statement,” said Chief Val Sparrow.

Sparrow also offered a few additional guidelines to follow so everyone can have a safe and happy holiday season this year.

He said home burglaries and thefts of yard ornaments are very common. To reduce the chances of becoming a victim, keep homes locked, he said.

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