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Community Trick or Treat Directory 2016

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How Sweet It Is!
Compiled by
Just Add Kids Founder,
Paula Herrmann
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Did you know that the average Jack-O-Lantern bucket, when full, carries approximately 250 pieces of candy loaded with 9,000 calories and 3 lbs. of sugar?
Holy molars!
With that said, load it up (with parental discretion)! Fill up on some sweet family time together planning your kiddo’s costume and Trick or Treat action plan.  We can help with the latter. Presenting Just Add Kids’ 2016 Community Trick or Treat Directory, sponsored by Educators Credit Union  Read more…

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2016 Community Trick or Treat Directory 
sponsored by Educators Credit Union

Bay View, October 29th 5 – 8pm

Big Bend, October 31st 6 – 8pm

Bristol, October 31st 4 – 7pm

Burlington, (City of), October 31st 6 – 8pm

Caledonia, October 31st 5:30 – 7:30pm

Cudahy, October 29th 5 – 7pm

Dover, October 31st 6 – 8pm

Franklin, October 30th 4 – 7pm

Greendale, October 30th 4 – 7pm, Parade begins at 3pm by Brinkman Field (line up at 2:30pm)

Greenfield, October 30th 1 – 4pm

Hales Corners, October 30th 4 – 7pm

Kansasville, October 31st 6 – 8pm

Kenosha, October 31st 4 – 8pm

Lake Geneva, October 31st 1 4 – 7pm

Lyons, October 29th 2 – 5pm

Mt. Pleasant, October 31st 5 – 7pm

Mukwonago (Town of), October 30th 5 – 8pm

Mukwonago (Village of), October 30th 4 – 6pm

Muskego, October 31st 6 – 8pm

New Berlin, October 30th 4 – 7pm

Norway, October 31st 5 – 7pm

Oak Creek, October 31st 5 – 7pm

Paddock Lake, October 31st 4 – 7pm

Pleasant Prairie, October 30th 3 – 6pm

Racine, October 30th 4 – 7pm

Randall, October 31st 4 – 7pm

Raymond, October 30th  2 – 5pm

Rochester, October 30th 1 – 4pm

Salem, October 31st 4 – 7pm

Silver Lake, October 31st 5 – 8pm

Somers, October 31st 4 – 7pm

South Milwaukee, October 31st 5:30 – 7:30pm

St. Francis, October 30th 5 – 7pm

Sturtevant, October 31st 5 – 7pm

Twin Lakes, October 31st 4 – 7pm

Union Grove, October 31st 5 – 7pm

Vernon, October 30th 1– 3pm

Waterford (Town of), October 31st 5 – 7:30pm

Waterford (Village of), October 31st 5:30 – 7:30pm

Wheatland, October 30th 2 – 5pm

Wind Lake, October 31st 5 – 7pm

Wind Point, October 30th 4 – 7pm

Yorkville, October 31st 4 – 6pm

 

Updated 10.6.2016
Do not be scared if your community is not listed above. Frightening as it may seem, there are some municipalities that have yet to confirm theirs. JAK’s got its feelers out there and once we get those dates, we’ll post ’em. We’re happy to hear from you, too!  Feel free to shoot JAK an email at contact@justaddkidsonline.net!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
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FREE Books. Racine Littles.

girlbooksIt’s the gift that speaks volumes for our community’s future! Just Add Kids’campaign to help build young readers via the United Way of Racine County’s Imagination Library initiative.

Imagination Library was created in 1996 by famed country-singer Dolly Parton to foster a love of reading. All participating children receive free, age-appropriate books though the mail each month, from birth to age five.

In 2009, United Way launched the Imagination Library initiative in western Racine County. It was a perfect fit for United Way’s early childhood priority focused on the healthy development of children and school readiness.

Your support of Just Add Kids’ crowdfunding campaign will help Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library expand to serve young children throughout ALL of Racine County. More than 36,000 FREE books have been distributed since the program began in 2009 and we want to distribute even more!

I am so passionate about being able to help facilitate providing books for kids right here in our city. Your financial support is being requested to join me and the United Way of Racine County in making a difference in the lives of children in the birth to age 5 bracket.

What a GREAT opportunity to give. Click here to donate!
$5, $25…whatever your heart feels is good. Thank you!

Join in on the celebration with the Imagination Library’s Expansion Event! Come to Regency Mall’s East Court on Saturday from 10am – 2pm. First 500 children enrolled  will receive a literacy kit and a FREE book in the mail each month until they turn five!

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Cheers, 
Paula Herrmann, Founder
Just Add Kids

 

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It’s the Gift That Speaks Volumes

Dolly-Parton-library-logoIt’s the gift that speaks volumes for our community’s future!  Just Add Kids’ campaign to help build young readers via the United Way of Racine County’s Imagination Library initiative.

Imagination Library was created in 1996 by famed country-singer Dolly Parton to foster a love of reading. All participating children receive free, age-appropriate books though the mail each month, from birth to age five.

In 2009, United Way launched the Imagination Library initiative in western Racine County. It was a perfect fit for United Way’s early childhood priority focused on the healthy development of children and school readiness.

Your support of Just Add Kids’ crowdfunding campaign will help Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library expand to serve young children throughout ALL of Racine County. More than 36,000 FREE books have been distributed since the program began in 2009 and we want to distribute even more!

I am so passionate about being able to help facilitate providing books for kids right here in our city. Your financial support is being requested to join me and the United Way of Racine County in making a difference in the lives of children in the birth to age 5 bracket.

What a GREAT opportunity to give. Click here to donate!

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Thank you, 
Paula Herrmann, Founder
Just Add Kids

 

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A Family That Selfies Together, Plays Together…Stays Together!

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#Selfie:
A Family of Trait-dition

by Just Add Kids Founder
Paula Herrmann

Two weeks back in JAK Chat blog, I wrote about some of the traditions our family does during the Christmas holiday. We have the schedule of things we do, and we pretty much stick to it every year. One of those things is to hit the road to my parent’s home in Mukwonago on Christmas Day for my side of the family’s celebration.

Last year spawned the first of a family tradition whilst on that annual trek over-the-river-and-through-the-woods…the second annual Herrmann selfie in the family truckster.

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Johnny Jack the inventor of the selfieThe selfie phenomenon originated long before Kim Kardashian came on the scene. In fact, my brother recently produced the first evidence of the selfie on my side of the family.  Here’s my dad at my sister’s 1990 wedding  totally capturing the excitement of the selfie. The Johnny Jack selfie meme. Nice! Can you imagine having to wait a few days to receive back your printed photos?  Remember that? Dropping off film to be developed. The surprise of what you see once you open the envelop and browse through the pics. This selfie? Daddy nailed it!

Trait: a genetically determined characteristic.

Apparently, the selfie apple doesn’t fall far from the tree. In all honesty, ours was not a one shot wonder. Rather, bad snap after bad snap; swapping drivers, as the hubs was falling asleep at the wheel (a Herrmann family trait); and an accidental video to capture my hub’s failed attempt at the perfect family selfie.

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Film points of interest:
-The selfie lens option is not selected. Though many attempts are made to position the camera near the car’s rearview mirror to take snap the family  selfie.
-An accidental slip into Slo-Mo mode at :04.
-Whoops! Phone dropping at :18.
-Anyone recognize highway 20, this neighborhood in Waterford? Is that you in front of us?
-Enter me at 1:39 trying to direct him how to flip the phone for regular front lens, to selfie lens.

As long as the final product works, right? It’s all about the adventure to get there.

Family Selfie Collage

Family Selfie Collage 2

Self-portraiture….it’s an art, alright.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Please & Thank You

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by Just Add Kids Founder,
Paula Herrmann

This harvest season, Just Add Kids has given you the Festive Fall Family Destinations, Community Trick or Treat Directory, and last week we shared a piece on Halloween Safety Tips. This week, I want to touch upon etiquette.
Please parents, if you haven’t already, teach your children to say “Thank You” when they receive their Trick or Treat candy/item. Pretty simple.

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Seems over the last several years, proper manners have gone out the window as we welcome the culture of entitlement. Well, baby, I ain’t buying it. And I will remind those whose children come to my door this Saturday to receive for free the treat I have worked hard to afford to buy, that a thank you is expected. I do hope to hear it. But, if I don’t, I will kindly respond “Thank you, and you’re welcome” with a smile on my face, only because, really, it’s not the child’s fault that they don’t know how to properly accept a gift. It’s mommy and/or daddy who haven’t taught and enforced it.
Cordial Halloween, subject #1: Teach your children to say “Thank You” when they receive something from others as a kind gesture.

Ok, nuff with that. I think that message was pretty clear.

Cordial Halloween, subject #2…all inclusive trick or treat for children with food allergies. It’s no secret that there is an increase in children who have (in severe cases, near or fatal) allergic reactions to such common foods as peanuts, milk, eggs, wheat, to name a few. According to Food Allergy Research & Education, Inc. (FARE) 1 in 13 children in the United States are diagnosed with this serious medical condition.

PrintThe Teal Pumpkin Project™ national campaign was launched by FARE last year to raise awareness of food allergies and promote the inclusion of all trick-or-treaters throughout the Halloween season. In 2014,  households from 50 states and 7 countries participated in the campaign. Had I known about it last year, I most certainly would’ve jumped on board, and I’ve done just that for this year and I am asking you to JOIN ME in providing alternatives for trick-or-treaters. I’m copying and pasting the list here from FARE’s website treat items that are readily available at dollar stores, party stores, etc. I think I’ll put mine in a teal bowl (which I just happen to have…it’s my kitchen color!):

  • Glow sticks, bracelets, or necklaces
  • Pencils, pens, crayons or markers
  • Bubbles
  • Halloween erasers or pencil toppers
  • Mini Slinkies
  • Whistles, kazoos, or noisemakers
  • Bouncy balls
  • Finger puppets or novelty toys
  • Coins
  • Spider rings
  • Vampire fangs
  • Mini notepads
  • Playing cards
  • Bookmarks
  • Stickers
  • Stencils

TAKE THE PLEDGE>>CLICK HERE and create a safer, happier Halloween by offering non-food treats for trick-or-treaters. Please share the message with your friends, families and neighbors. FARE provides you with the info and tools. Easy peasy, lemon squeezy.
tealpumpkinproject.org #tealpumpkinproject

Alright, one final lesson in proper Halloween decorum with Cordial Halloween, subject #3to the dispensers of the Halloween treat, flick your porch light on! Not all homes participate in Trick or Treat, and that is perfectly fine. Though, if you are, please identify yourselves by lighting up the porch/door. Make it easy and efficient for those families out their braving the elements.

Now finally, we hope mother nature works in our favor this year and that the rain, wind, cold stays away. Wishful thinking? From the looks of the forecast for Saturday, October 31st, we may be in for a rough one.

Have a safe happy halloween, peeps!

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Sweet ‘n Safe

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Sourced from Children’s Safety Network

Did You Know?
The most dangerous day of the year for child pedestrians* is Halloween.

On average, over two times as many child pedestrians die on Halloween compared to other days.

Average Deaths Per Day (Laxton, 2012; Sperling, 2012)
Halloween: 5.5
Other Days: 2.6

Halloween Safety InfographHalloween Safety Tips
Costumes should be made of fireproof fabric and include reflectors and bright colors.

Costumes should not obstruct vision or movement.

Bring flashlights or glow sticks to increase visibility.

Adults should accompany children under 12. Children over 12
should go in groups and stick to familiar areas.

Always cross at street corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.

Look left-right-left when crossing and keep eye contact with drivers to make sure they see you.

Watch out for cars backing out of driveways.

Have a safe and happy Halloween!

*A child pedestrian is defined as a pedestrian under 18 for the purposes of this infograph (to left)

For more information:
http://childrenssafetynetwork.org/infographics/halloweensafety

For Children’s Safety Network’s blog post:
http://childrenssafetynetwork.org/blog/pedestrianinjuriestrue-terror‐Halloween

Sources:
Sperling, 2012: http://www.multivu.com/mnr/56790statefarmhalloweenpedestrianchildsafety

Laxton, (2012): http://www.bestplaces.net/docs/studies/halloween_deadliest_day.aspx

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Post This!

Trick or Treat! Smell My Feet!trick or treat feet
Written by
Just Add Kids Founder,
Paula Herrmann
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Well, what a treat! Halloween, October 31st, lands on a Saturday this year.  That means most communities have scheduled their Trick or Treat times on Halloween.  Whoah…Not all, though.

No fear, my peeps! Just Add Kids has got ya covered with our 2015 Community Trick or Treat Listing  Read more…

Trick or Treat Time 2015 box for JAK Chat Blog

2015 Community Trick or Treat Directory
sponsored by Educators Credit Union
Click here for a downloadable/shareable PDF.

Bay View, October 31st 5 – 8pm

Big Bend, October 31st 6 – 8pm

Bristol, October 31st 4 – 7pm

Burlington, (City of), October 31st 6 – 8pm

Caledonia, October 31st 5:30 – 7:30pm

Cudahy, October 31st 5 – 7pm

Dover, October 31st 6 – 8pm

Elmwood Park, October 31st 4 – 7pm

Franklin, October 31st 4 – 7pm

Greendale, October 31st 4 – 7pm

Greenfield, October 31st 1 – 4pm

Hales Corners, October 31st 4 – 7pm

Kansasville, October 31st 6 – 8pm

Kenosha, October 31st 4 – 8pm

Lake Geneva, October 31st 1 – 4pm

Lyons, October 31st 3 – 6pm

Mt. Pleasant, October 31st 5 – 7pm

Mukwonago (Town of), October 31st 5 – 8pm

Mukwonago (Village of), October 25th 4 – 6pm

Muskego, October 31st 6 – 8pm

New Berlin, October 31st 4 – 7pm

North Bay, October 31st  4 – 6pm

Norway, October 31st 5 – 7pm

Oak Creek, October 31st 5 – 7pm

Paddock Lake, October 31st 4 – 7pm

Pleasant Prairie, October 31st 3 – 6pm

Racine, October 31st 4 – 7pm

Randall, October 31st 4 – 7pm

Raymond, October 31st 5 – 7pm

Rochester, October 31st 2 – 5pm

Salem, October 31st 4 – 7pm

Silver Lake, October 31st 3 – 6pm

Somers, October 31st 4 – 7pm

South Milwaukee, October 31st 5:30 – 7:30pm

St. Francis, October 31st 4 – 7pm

Sturtevant, October 31st 5 – 7pm

Twin Lakes, October 31st 4 – 7pm

Union Grove, October 31st 5 – 7pm

Vernon, October 25th 1– 3pm

Waterford (Town of), October 31st 5 – 7:30pm

Waterford (Village of), October 31st 5:30 – 7:30pm

Waterford (Village of), October 31st 5:30 – 7:30pm

Wheatland, October 25th 2 – 5pm

Wind Lake, October 31st 5 – 7pm

Wind Point, October 31st 4 – 7pm

Yorkville, October 31st 5 – 7pm

Updated 10.15.2015
Do not be scared if your community is not listed above. Frightening as it may seem, there are some municipalities that have yet to confirm theirs. JAK’s got its feelers out there and once we get those dates, we’ll post ’em. We’re happy to hear from you, too!  Feel free to shoot JAK an email at contact@justaddkidsonline.net!

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

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