Briefs for Nov. 25

Lion's Club raffle offers chance to win TV, cash

Members of the Craig Lions Club will raffle tickets through Dec. 31 for a 44-inch big screen television and $500 cash.

Tickets are $5 each or $20 for five.

The drawing will be at noon Dec. 31 in the Centennial Mall. Ticket holders do not need to be present to win.

Contact any member of the Craig Lions Club to purchase a ticket or e-mail ccurrie@craigdailypress.com for a list of members.

The Craig Lions Club is a non-profit service organization that focuses its efforts on healthy vision. The club provides free vision screenings for youth and eyeglasses and exams for low-income youth and adults. The club also gives annual scholarships and contributes to worthy local causes.

All money raised stays in Moffat County.

How to decorate safely for the holidays

Safe Kids Colorado reminds parents to take precautions when decorating for the holidays.

Holiday decorations -- especially candles and electrical lighting -- can be fire hazards.

In 2002, candles started 18,000 home fires in the United States and caused 130 deaths, according to the U.S. National Fire Protection Association.

Decorative lighting should be labeled with the UL seal of approval.

When decorating, take the following precautions:

Inspect lights for exposed or frayed wires, loose connections and broken sockets.

Do not overload extension cords or outlets. Do not run cords under rugs.

Keep natural trees watered at all times. Do not put trees near a fireplace, space heater, radiator or heating vent.

Decorate trees with children in mind. Put ornaments that are sharp, have detachable parts or look like food or candy above children's reach.

Do not burn branches, treated wood or wrapping paper in a home fireplace.

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