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Organizers design child safety event with fun in mind
by TOM BUSSELBERG
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FARMINGTON - Information on health and safety will be wrapped up with fun at the 14th annual Safe Kids Day set for Saturday, May 3 from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Davis County Legacy Events Center at the county fairgrounds, 151 S. 110 West in Farmington.

“We love doing this event because it’s a fun opportunity for the community to come together and learn how to keep all children safe,” said Priscilla Angulo, a community health educator at the Davis County Health Department and Safe Kids Davis County coalition coordinator, a press release.

“The important thing to remember about preventable injuries is that they are preventable,” she said. “That’s why the free Safe Kids Day provides interactive safety and health-related booths and activities for the whole family to learn about injury prevention and how to reduce risks at home, at play, and during transportation.”

Police, fire and other emergency vehicles will be on display at the event, along with K9 dog demonstrations, child ID kits, the Jazz dancers, inflatable slides, a photo booth, a coloring contest, obstacle course, hula hoop contest and Intermountain Healthcare’s Teddy Bear Clinic and the LiVe Well Just Jumpin’ Team.

There will be 300 children’s bike helmets given away (one helmet per child  first come, first serve). Also, participants can enter the prize drawing at the information booth. Children who bring their bike and helmet to the event can participate in the Intermountain LiVe Well Bike Rodeo  where they can learn important safety skills.

Gold sponsors for Safe Kids Day include Intermountain Clinics, Intermountain McKay-Dee Hospital, Wee Care Pediatrics, Lakeview Hospital, Davis Hospital and Medical Center, Mountain View Pediatric Dentistry, ABC Utah Law, Lifetime Stores, Tanner Clinic, and Zero Fatalities.

Safe Kids Davis County is an organization dedicated to preventing injuries in children from birth to age nineteen. Preventable injuries are the number one killer of kids in the U.S. and millions of children are injured in ways that can affect families and the entire community for a lifetime, according to the release.

For more information on Safe Kids Day, call 801-525-5177

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