MOCK LINE STRIKES, HALLOWEEN
Stick a fork in it, we’re done! Our very last Mock Line Strike event of 2017 was held last Friday in Vinton, Texas – just outside of El Paso.
Here’s a look at some of the coverage for the event.
Representatives from Mexico were in attendance, as was our sister call center, New Mexico 811.
The Mock Line Strike events, in conjunction with Enertech, covered the state – from Abilene down to McAllen, from Longview over to El Paso. Many more are planned for next year!
In other news – it’s Halloween, and if you have children who will be out trick or treating, here are some safety tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics at www.aap.org
- Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, entanglement or contact with flame.
- Consider adding reflective tape or striping to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility.
- Because masks can limit or block eyesight, consider non-toxic makeup and decorative hats as safer alternatives. Hats should fit properly to prevent them from sliding over eyes. Makeup should be tested ahead of time on a small patch of skin to ensure there are no unpleasant surprises on the big day.
- When shopping for costumes, wigs and accessories look for and purchase those with a label clearly indicating they are flame resistant.
- If a sword, cane, or stick is a part of your child’s costume, make sure it is not sharp or long. A child may be easily hurt by these accessories if he stumbles or trips.
- Do not use decorative contact lenses without an eye examination and a prescription from an eye care professional. While the packaging on decorative lenses will often make claims such as “one size fits all,” or “no need to see an eye specialist,” obtaining decorative contact lenses without a prescription is both dangerous and illegal. This can cause pain, inflammation, and serious eye disorders and infections, which may lead to permanent vision loss.
- Review with children how to call 9-1-1 (or their local emergency number) if they ever have an emergency or become lost.
There are many more tips and ideas at their website; if you’ve got little ones, it’s worth the visit.
Recording under the name Eclipse Darkness, Greggory has performed in London and Toronto. He sets himself apart from the rest by striving to remain outside the collection of cookie-cutter artists in the Rap and Hip-Hop community and writing about his observations and opinions concerning his own experiences.
Until next week, safe digging!