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Farm and Home Safety Day Camp planned in Chambersburg

July 18, 2008

CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Children ages 7 to 18 are invited to attend the Farm and Home Safety Day Camp on Aug. 1 at the Chambersburg Rod and Gun Club from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The day camp is designed to address safety issues both on the farm and around the home. Children will learn about hazards and ways to protect themselves by visiting hands-on learning stations. These stations include the following: pesticide safety, fire safety, lawn mower safety, vehicle safety and buckling up, kitchen safety, quarry safety, pond safety, emergency 911 calls, animal safety and before you dig.

Special activities for the day include a MedEvac helicopter visit and a vehicle extraction demonstration by St. Thomas fire and rescue personnel.

Registration costs $4, which includes lunch and take-home safety materials.

Contact Penn State Cooperative Extension at 717-263-9226 for registration information.

The registration deadline is July 25.

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