Safety City event will help children learn to handle dangerous situations:
Safety City, 1160 Red Mile Place, is inviting families to its first Summer Safety Fair on Saturday.
The event, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., is all about giving children information that could help ssave their lives in dangerous situations. It will also feature fun activities, giveaways, and free food to the first 100 visitors.
At a press conference Wednesday, Lisa Conley, director of Safety City, said that as part of the reopening of Safety City she wanted to create something sustainable that would bring community partners together.
Safety City works primarily with elementary schoolchildren to teach the importance of using seat belts, and pedestrian and bicycle safety. The program was closed a few years ago because of a lack of funding but reopened last year in partnership with the Eastern Kentucky University College of Justice and Safety and Lexington police.
All of Lexington's public safety agencies will be involved in Saturday's event. Caresource sponsored and will assist children with KidPrint ID — a tool used to help locate missing youngsters. YMCA will provide water-safety instruction, and there will also be a bicycle rodeo.