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Fifth Annual Kids Safety Day in Burton

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Friends of CASA for KIDS of Geauga County will present its fifth annual Kids’ Safety Day at Century Village in Burton on Saturday, September 10th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Held on the beautiful grounds of Century Village near Burton Square (Rtes. 87 and 168), this free event is designed to teach kids and their families how to stay safe in many different environments. Representatives from area police and fire departments as well as other organizations will be on hand to teach about bike safety, fire safety, outdoor safety, water safety, firearm safety and more. Safety Town and safety education demonstrations will also be held to provide information, interactive experiences and valuable resources for everyone concerned.

Participants include the Geauga County Sheriff’s Office, police and firemen from Bainbridge, Burton, and Middlefield, Help Me Grow, University Hospital Geauga Medical Center, the Geauga Health Department, the Geauga Park District, the Mental Health Association and others.
But Safety Day isn’t all just learning – there’s lots of fun to be had, too, with entertainment for children throughout the event. Little electric cars, face painting, balloon twisting and a jumperoo inflatable will all be part of the action. What’s more, bike helmets donated by University Hospitals will be fitted and provided for free while supplies last.

Safety Day is being sponsored by University Hospitals Geauga Medical Center and Kinetico.

According to Steve Thompson, president of the Friends of CASA Board, Safety Day is just one of the ways Friends of CASA helps support area children. “Friends of CASA for KIDS of Geauga County is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping victims of child abuse and neglect in our community,” he said. “We raise money to increase abuse awareness, support the victims through value-added funding, and ensure the necessary resources for the court-based CASA program to effectively advocate for these kids. With Safety Day, Friends of CASA is giving back to all area kids and their families, and we couldn’t be happier to do it.”

To find out more about this free event, call CASA for KIDS at 440-279-1699 or visit www.friendsofcasa.org. In the event of excessive and/or ongoing rain, many activities will be held in the Bond Building on the Century Village grounds.

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