Omaha lady utilizing flags for secure Halloween

OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) – Halloween 2020 is all about candy, costumes and, for obvious reasons, safety.

An Omaha woman creates an opportunity for the children in her neighborhood to be safe trick or treating. She does it with the help of bright orange flags.

Denise Beber and a neighbor came up with the idea together.

Beber says instead of neighbors using porch lights to signal that they are serving candy, they will use the orange flags that are posted at the end of people’s driveways.

“That way we know this house is a safe house,” she said. “We don’t want to go to doors unnecessarily when we don’t have to, so we wanted to make it as easy and as safe as possible for the kids in the neighborhood. “

Beber wants the neighbors to plant the flags on October 30th to give parents a chance to plan a safe route.

Beber’s own Halloween plans include packing candy in individual bags, placing the bags on a table in their driveway, and letting the kids pick them up as they pass. This will limit as much contact as possible.

She says the coronavirus pandemic has been harsh, especially for young children, and hopes Halloween can maintain a sense of normalcy.

“This is a holiday where I just think,” Okay, I know we can safely do that. “I hope that everyone else can practice the same level of security.”

She has issued a handful of flags so far and is hoping to get more inquiries by Halloween. She wants to put up signs in her neighborhood to let people know of her plan and that she has the orange flags available.

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