On June 11, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m., Carle Foundation Hospital and Champaign County Safe Kids are sponsoring a free family safety fair at the Champaign County Fairgrounds. Playing It Safe features over 40 interactive exhibits designed to teach youngsters how to be safe in all types of activities. Exhibits include a helmet-fitting station, a build- your-own first-aid kit booth, a bicycle rodeo, even an all-terrain vehicle safety exhibit. There are also exhibits for parents, including one that provides instructions on how to properly install a car seat. The first 1,500 people will also receive a free hamburger and chips lunch.
However, none of this could go on without the help of volunteers. People are needed to fit bicycle helmets, run the hand-washing exhibit, hand out information and man other booths. People are also needed to pass out information, help visitors build first-aid kits, as well as set up and tear down the event.
If you’re interested in helping kids play it safe, contact Sylvia Warnock at 898-8457.