Halloween is Upon Us!
It is a fun time of year to dress up and enjoy outings in the community. The Pelham Manor Police Department would like to share a few safety reminders for those who celebrate:
Young children should trick-or-treat during daylight hours, should not be alone, and always be escorted by a responsible adult. Before heading out for the evening, adults should have a safety talk with their group. We encourage adults to make sure the children stay with their group at all times, and are traveling at a walking speed on the sidewalks. Costumes should be made of light-colored and fireproof material, properly fit the child, and incorporate comfortable shoes. If masks or wigs impair vision, they should not be worn during trick-or-treating festivities. General safety awareness is of the upmost importance on Halloween, simple things like looking in all directions before crossing the street can save a life.
Other important reminders are: private property must be respected as such and cutting through backyards or alleys is not permitted; never go in anyone's home or vehicle no matter what the persons says; be aware of your surroundings and keep electronic devices in a secured spot; if teenage children are traveling in a group without an adult, make sure the parents know the route they're taking and set a time when to be expected back home.
The timeless rule of inspecting candy before consumption is pertinent! There are types of candies that incorporate substances that are illegal and dangerous for consumption by minors. The FDA warns consumers about the accidental ingestion by children of food products containing THC.
Those individuals who will be driving around on Halloween must be extra cautious of the speed at which they are traveling. Never pass other vehicles that have stopped in the road, and use extreme caution when entering and exiting driveways. Make sure to pay extra attention and keep all distractions put away. Prime trick-or-treat time is 5:30pm - 9:00pm. Let's make sure every child gets home safely on Halloween night!
During your outing make sure to stop by Village Hall (4 Penfield Place) to visit the Pelham Manor Police Department.
Pelham Manor Police Department Traffic Safety Award
The Pelham Manor Police Department was recently notified the Village of Pelham Manor has received a Bronze Award in the 2023 Northeast's AAA Community Traffic Safety Award Program! The AAA Community Traffic Safety Awards Program recognizes communities that identify local traffic safety problems and work to solve them. We are extremely proud of this recognition as community safety is our highest priority and we are continuously seeking potential improvements.
The Village of Pelham Manor will be hosting the Westchester County Mobile Shredder on Friday, November 17, from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm at the Spring Road Recycling Center. All residents are encouraged to mark their calendars are drop off any paper items they're looking to dispose of!
Proclamations for Recognizing Community Members
At the Board of Trustees meeting last night, Mayor Jennifer Lapey had the honor of presenting Luke Reische with a proclamation for attaining the rank of Eagle Scout, which is the highest honor in the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) program! For his Eagle Scout Service Project, Luke restored a recreational wooded clearing on property belonging to Christ Church. The space was restored to a useable condition which is in sync with BSA's conservationist approach to service. This restored space is a great spot for community members to spend a moment in solitude with nature. Congratulations, Luke!
Additionally recognized were the recipients of the Pelham Civic Association's 2023 Persons of the Year! Mayor Jennifer Lapey presented proclamations for Cindy and Bobby Courtien and Joe Benefico. Each of these community members give back to Pelham in such meaningful ways. We are so grateful for their many contributions.