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  • Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities
    Halloween is a fun-filled holiday for children and adults — and with activities, costumes and candy galore, there is a lot to be excited about. Keep the little witches, goblins and ghosts safe by reviewing safe behavior each year before trick-or-treating and following these Halloween trick-or-treating safety tips:
    Costumes and treats:
    • Children under 12 should trick-or-treat with an adult.
    • Decorate costumes and bags with reflective tape or stickers and choose light-colored costumes to improve visibility.
    • Choose non-toxic face paint and make-up instead of masks, which can obstruct vision.
    • Avoid carrying sticks, swords or other sharp objects.
    • Have children carry glow sticks or flashlights in order to see better, as well as to be seen by drivers.
    • Liquid in glow sticks is hazardous, so parents should remind children not to chew on or break them.
    • Check treats for signs of tampering before children are allowed to eat them. Candy should be thrown away if the wrapper is faded or torn, or if the candy is unwrapped.
    • Only visit homes that have the front porch light on.
    Walking:
    • Always use sidewalks or paths. If there are no sidewalks, walk facing traffic as far to the left as possible.
    • Cross the street at corners and crosswalks, and make sure younger children are crossing with an adult.
    • Watch for cars that are turning or backing up.
    Driving:
    • Slow down and drive cautiously in residential neighborhoods. Children are excited on Halloween and tend to move quickly.
    • Remember that costumes can limit children’s visibility and they may not be able to see your vehicle.
    • Refrain from distractions, such as using a cell phone, so you can concentrate on the road and surroundings.
    Halloweenie Roast
    Join Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities and the Fort Leavenworth Fire Department for the annual Halloweenie Roast 4-6 p.m. Oct. 31 at the FLFHC Community Center, 220 Hancock Ave. Enjoy free hotdogs, chips, drinks and a costume contest. A balloon artist will also be on hand. This event is free and all FLFHC residents are welcome.
    Costume contests start at 4:15 p.m. for ages 0-3, 4:45 p.m. for ages 4-7, 5:15 p.m. for ages 8-14 and 5:30 p.m. for ages 15 and up.
    Trick-or-treating is 6-8 p.m. in post housing areas. Turn on porch lights for safety and to show trick-or-treaters they are welcome.
    Community room
    Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities provides a state-of-the-art community room for the use of FLFHC residents and their families. The community room can be reserved for birthday parties, club meetings, Bunco groups, promotion ceremonies and much more. The event space can accommodate up to 72 people and can be reserved up to 60 days in advance.
    Page 2 of 3 - The room is available from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday. The room is free for use; however, a $250 refundable deposit is required for all reservations. For more information or to book an event, call the housing office at (913) 682-6300.
    Updating information
    If changes occur in a resident’s family since arriving at Fort Leavenworth, such as changes in rank, family composition or contact information, visit the FLFHC office at 220 Hancock Ave. or call (913) 682-6300 to have information updated. If an e-mail address has changed, notify the office immediately because the main form of communicating messages is though the One Call Notification System via e-mail.
    Deployed spouses program
    The FLFHC deployed spouses program offers assistance with lawn care and snow removal when a service member is deployed. Any resident whose spouse is deployed can visit the FLFHC office at 220 Hancock Ave. to enroll. Be sure to bring a copy of the spouse’s deployment orders and fill out the questionnaire available in the office and online at www.ftleavenworthfamilyhousing.com.
    For routine work orders, the FLFHC Maintenance Department is available. Work orders can be scheduled for any general or emergency maintenance by contacting the Maintenance Department at (913) 651-3838.
    Pets outdoors
    Dogs and cats must be on a leash at all times when in public or outside the resident’s unfenced yard. Residents are responsible for disposing of pet waste both inside and outside their yards and housing common areas.
    On-post soliciting
    On-post soliciting is strictly prohibited unless permission is granted by the Garrison. In accordance with Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth policy, distributing, posting, displaying or selling on post is only allowed with prior written approval from the Garrison. People attempting to sell or distribute commercial products should be reported to the Military Police Desk at 684-2111.
    Trash and recycling
    Trash and recycle bins can be placed curbside after 8 p.m. the night before collection day. To ensure that trash is collected, bins should be curbside by 7 a.m. on collection day.
    Bins should be returned to their proper storage location by the end of collection day.
    Yard of the Month
    The Yard of the Month program recognizes residents who spruce up and decorate their yard and porch. The third week of each month, Fort Leavenworth Frontier Heritage Communities representatives patrol villages on post to select three yards to be “Yard of the Month.”
    In October, the judges will be looking for yards with great Halloween decorations. Winners are chosen based on the use of color, ornaments and plants in their front yard and front porch.
    Page 3 of 3 - Winners receive a $25 Visa gift card and a Yard of the Month certificate, as well as recognition in the FLFHC newsletter and on Facebook.
    Watch for more community event announcements on Facebook, followed by a One-Call Now e-mail message with event details. And don’t forget to follow FLFHC on Twitter. Visit the FLFHC website at www.ftleavenworthfamilyhousing.com for downloadable forms and other useful information.
    Utilities tip
    Replace furnace filters regularly. If unsure of a furnace filter’s recommended replacement interval, call the Maintenance Department at (913) 651-3838 for advice based on the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system installed in the home.
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