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Walmart and IDIPIC make kids’ holiday safer

Thanks to funding from Oak Harbor Walmart to the Impaired Driving Impact Panel of Island County, local trick-or-treaters will have a better chance to “be safe, be seen on Halloween.”

For the 10th year at Walmart on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 11 to 4 p.m. free reflective trick-or-treat bags will be available along with clothing and bike reflectors, stickers, games, puzzles and lots of candy.

“Many Halloween costumes don’t have any reflective aspects,” said Cecilia Welch, IDIPIC board president. “It tends to be dark by the time the kids are going door-to-door. Flashlights and night sticks get lost or stuck in the bag. The bags, costume and bike reflectors are an easy way for the kids to be seen by motorists.”

There will even a treat for parents and other drivers: glow-in-the-dark key fobs. For information on IDIPIC, visit or call 360-672-8219.

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