Mountain View Offers FREE Candy X-Rays for Halloween

Join Mountain View Regional Hospital on October 31st and November 1st for their Un-BOO-lievable Fall Festival. On Halloween night, children and their parents can come out to the hospital and we will provide free candy x-rays from 6 – 9 p.m. This is a fun way to see how x-ray technology works. However, we want to ensure that parents understand that permitting their children to eat the candy is at their discretion regardless of what the x-rays reveal, and Mountain View Regional Hospital and staff are not guaranteeing safety in eating any of the candy they x-ray. We welcome the community to come back out and join us and the Wyoming Highway Patrol on November 1st from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and take a ride on the Seat Belt Convincer, a ride that simulates a low impact 5-10 mph vehicle collision to stress the importance of wearing a seat belt.

During the month of October, Mountain View is striving to encourage safety. Ads will be featured in the local paper encouraging parents to ensure costumes are safe, reminding them to give their children a flashlight or glow stick, wear something reflective and trick-or-treat in groups. Each year, the number of children hit by cars on Halloween is double that of any other day of the year. Parents also need to talk to their children about safety and remind them to cross the street at corners and cross-walks and watch for cars backing out of driveways or turning corners.

Mountain View will also encourage their staff to have fun and be safe during their Un-BOO-lieavable Fall Festival event with several Halloween and/or Fall inspired activities planned for staff, including a pumpkin carving contest and free flu vaccination clinics. We want EVERYONE to have a safe and happy Halloween.

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