October 30, 2013 - 11:41 AM
KELOWNA - With a 40 per cent chance of rain Thursday night, trick-or-treaters in Kelowna might want to incorporate a waterproof layer into their costumes this year.
“There are a few tricks that people can use if it rains,” says Deb Lawless, manager for Halloween Alley in Kelowna. “My best tip is to bring an umbrella and attach reflective tape to it so cars can see you.”
Lawless also recommends plastic bags under the costume and a setting spray that keeps makeup from running when wet.
“I also suggest people buy costumes that are big enough to put layers underneath,” she said, “and keep pant legs short so kids aren’t tripping over them when they get wet.”
The temperature is expected to drop to 4 C by the evening, with isolated showers and overcast skies throughout the day and night.
Kids collecting candy in Rutland should also be on the lookout for marked Central Okanagan Search and Rescue response trucks that will be driving around the area, keeping an eye on things and handing out treats.
“We’ll be out just keeping an eye on the little ones so if something does happen, they know they have a safe place to go,” COSAR spokesperson Duane Tresnich said.
In addition to mobile response trucks roaming Rutland, there will also be a station set up near Athens Community Centre where kids can come and meet the rescue team and pick up some treats.
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