CHESTER — Fun, but with an important lesson.
Kids Safety Day will be making its return to the Chester Volunteer Fire Department on June 17.
The last one, held in 2014, boasted several vendors and public safety demonstrations. This year’s looks to be no less entertaining and informative. The event will run from noon to 3 p.m.
The focus of the event will be, according to coordinator Jenny Whan, teaching kids about safety. To help in this, several fire departments and other organizations from the area will be giving demonstrations, including the Pomeroy Gun Club, Tyler County Search and Rescue, and the Pomeroy Fire Department, which will be giving fire extinguisher demonstrations.
The Meigs County Sheriff’s Department will be providing Kid Safe Fingerprinting, and the New Haven Fire Department is bringing their Fire and Home Safety House.
Smokey the Bear, Sparky the Fire Dog, and Safety Pup will make an appearance and be available for pictures. Meigs Inflatables will have a bounce house and an inflatable obstacle course, and Colorful Faces will provide face painting.
In addition, 300 smoke detectors will be available to give away, and two large Dalmatian dog statues will be given away to two good homes. Hot dogs and chips will be available.
The entire event is free to the public.
Jessica Marcum is a freelance writer for The Daily Sentinel.