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.