In 1975, King County Police officers made presentations on Halloween safety at 38 elementary schools, reaching approximately 20,000 students.
Volunteers from Girl Scout Troop #421, a retirement home, and a senior citizens’ club helped prepare by stapling candy to 20,000 flyers. The candy had been donated by several local manufacturers and distributors.
The children were impressed!
And, the officers were congratulated by the Department of Public Safety for promoting safety and goodwill among “the youngsters.”
Source: Series 314, Department of Public Safety Issue Files, Halloween Safety Project, Box 17, Folder 16, King County Archives.