LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) — Safety City is reopening, says Police Chief Barnard at a press conference today, and is having its first Summer Safety Fair.
The Summer Safety Fair is a free event, hosted on June 27 at 1160 Red Mile Place. This family-friendly fair is all about giving kids knowledge about how to act in emergencies and dangerous situations. There are also planned lessons on identifying poisonous plants, how to safely approach a dog, water safety, household chemical safety, and information about drug use.
The fair will also be hosting fun activities, giveaways, and free food to the first 100 visitors. Officials also say there will be a children’s obstacle course, involving traffic signs, cones, and situations to test their knowledge on safety.
“I wanted to create a yearly event that would supplement the educational programs we do through the school year and let people to see all we do here,” said Lisa Conley, Director of Safety City.
Today also marks the reinstatement of KidPrint ID, thanks to a generous donation to the LPD from CareSource. KidPrint ID is an identification system that allows police to act quickly when a child goes missing.