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Halloween veteran gives trick-or-treat tips to first-timers

Monday, October 29, 2007

Rachel Nicoson did not give any clues as to her costume, but shared tips for first time Trick-or-Treaters with The Brazil Times. Melinda Quasius Photo.
With Trick-or-Treat beginning tonight, a veteran of the event is offering tips to first-timers.

Rachel Nicoson, 10, is a fifth grader in Christina Rea's class at Jackson Township Elementary School.

Nicoson is an accomplished Trick-or-Treater.

Even though she's not giving any hints as to what her costume will be this year, Nicoson said that her best look came with help from others.

"One year, I was a clown, and my parents put a lot of make-up on me, and I looked ridiculous!" Nicoson said.

Nicoson's tips for first timers are all about safety.

She said the best Trick-or-Treating partners are parents and siblings.

Nicoson also advises wearing "light stuff so people can see you and bring a flashlight."

Nicoson uses her expertise in neighborhoods in Brazil and Center Point, where friends and family live.

When asked where the best candy comes from, she said, "My grandparents."

Nicoson wants to tell beginning Trick-or-Treat participants to stay with their parents or a trusted adult, and to make sure they check the candy before eating it.

Also, Nicoson warns that there will be some scary costumes out there.

She said the scariest costume she's seen was a witch.

"They put on a bunch of make-up and fake blood, and I freaked out. I thought it was real!" Nicoson said.

That's a big compliment from a veteran Trick-or-Treater.

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