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Safe Kids Day slated for May 19

May 09, 2007

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Franklin County Safe Kids Chapter and Kim Domer's State Farm Insurance office are cosponsoring Safe Kids Day Saturday, May 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Open Door Church & Cumberland Valley Christian School, 600 Miller St., Chambersburg.

The day will highlight the "3 Ps of Safety" - Proper Use of Equipment, Preparedness for Emergencies and Planning for everyday life. Activities will be held for ages 12 and younger and their families.

Car seat checks will be available for ages 8 and younger. Appointments are recommended and can be made by calling Krista Ashenfelder at State Farm Insurance, 717-267-0406.

A bike derby featuring an obstacle course, bicycle safety checks, helmet fittings and educational materials to promote the safe use of bicycles will be held for those in kindergarten through fifth grade. Children are encouraged to come and bring their bikes.

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Other safety information and activities will include a child identification program, sun safety, drug and tobacco awareness, 911 simulator, ambulance, firetrucks, crafts and a bike raffle.

Franklin County Safe Kids Chapter is a collaborative effort of many community groups, including State Farm Insurance, Healthy Communities Partnership of Greater Franklin County, Chambersburg Fire Department, Franklin County Head Start, Summit Health, America Trauma Society, Department of Health, Franklin County Early Intervention and Franklin County Pediatrics.

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