It’s Fire Prevention Day Today! Plus Other Important Days In October

October 9-Fire Prevention Day
Fire prevention efforts were sparked by the Great Chicago fire in1871. Take time today to re-evaluate your fire prevention measures and practice a home fire drill. Do you and your family have a plan on what to do if there is a fire in your home? If you don’t have a plan, today is a perfect day to make one!

October 11- Take Your Teddy Bear to Work Day
Yes! It’s an excuse to feel like a kid, even for just a moment.

October 16- Boss’ Day 
Celebrate your boss today! Let them know how much you appreciate them.

October 20-Sweetest Day
Originally founded by Herbert Birch Kingston in 1922. Herbert wanted to bring happiness to orphans and under-privileged children and began this holiday by giving them small gifts and candy. Today, this holiday is celebrated almost as a second Valentine’s Day by acts of giving flowers and candy to loved ones. However, in addition to showing your love to people close to you, use this day as Herbert intended and show kindness to those in need.

October 31- Halloween 
Trick or Treat! That’s right; it’s that time of year where little ghosts and goblins roam the neighborhood seeking sweet treats. Some local businesses have indoor trick or treating available; check your local listings to see if there are any in your area. Have a safe and happy Halloween!

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