The 7th National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is scheduled for October 26th. Since 2010, this nationwide initiative has collected 2.8 million pounds (1,409 tons) of unneeded medications, helping to prevent the diversion, misuse and abuse of these drugs. This event provides a means of disposing of prescription drugs in a safe, convenient and responsible manner. Once again, Gates Mills Police will be participating in the event.
On October 26th, between the hours of 10 am and 2 pm, simply bring your unwanted or expired prescription drugs to the Town Hall. Detective Michael Day will be on hand to receive and safely dispose of your items. Please note that liquids, needles and crèmes cannot be accepted. Now is the time to collect those unwanted medications from your medicine cabinets, bedside tables and kitchen drawers.
The Village Halloween Party will be held at the Community House, between the hours of 6 pm and 8:30 pm, on October 25th. Evening festivities will include games, hayrides and plenty of food. Please take advantage of this family friendly event.
For those wishing to participate in neighborhood trick-or-treating, you can do so from 6 pm to 8 pm on October 31st. Listed below are a few safety tips for trick-or-treaters:
- Supervise the outing for children under age 12.
- Make full use of flashlights and glow sticks.
- Wear clothing that is bright, reflective, and flame retardant.
- Avoid masks that can obstruct a child’s vision.
- Inspect all candy before allowing children to eat it.
Until next month – Proud to Serve…Sworn to Protect
Yours in Service,
Ronald L. Whitmer
Chief of Police