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Farm and home safety day is August 1

June 26, 2007

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - The 2007 Franklin County Farm and Home Safety Day Camp is to be held Wednesday, Aug. 1, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Chambersburg Rod & Gun Club.

Students can be ages 7 to 18.

Admission costs $4 a person and includes lunch, accident insurance and safety materials if the July 27 registration deadline is met, according to a press release from Penn State Cooperative Extension.

It describes the program as "a fun and effective way to teach youth about safety through hands-on demonstrations."

Lessons will cover such topics as: disability awareness, storm/lightning safety, basic first aid, ATV rollover safety, animal safety, firearm and knife safety, hidden hazards, tobacco prevention, PTO/corn picker demo safety, electric safety, handwashing/keeping healthy, and smoke house/ fire truck.

To reach the Franklin County Fairgrounds (Chambersburg Rod & Gun Club): From U.S. 30 west of Chambersburg, turn onto Pa. 995 at Sunnyway Plaza. Travel about 8.5 miles. The fairgrounds will be on your right.

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If you anticipate needing any type of accommodation or have questions about the physical access provided, please contact Jere Wingert at 263-9226 in advance of your participation or visit.

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