Safe Kids Day well well-attended

Agencies from all over Marion County came together for the Annual Safe Kids Day on Saturday, May 4 where children and families gained knowledge on a wide range of safety topics through hands-on activities and educational materials.
Presley Hein enjoyed a variety of hands-on activities and educational materials at the Marion County Safe Kids Day Event on Saturday. Many employees from agencies all over Marion County were dressed up as Star Wars characters for the May 4 event that served to educate families, raise awareness and create safe environments to protect children.

 

Agencies from all over Marion County came together for the Annual Safe Kids Day on Saturday, May 4.

“At Safe Kids Day this year, we had just under 300 people total attend the event with 168 of those being children,” said Marion County Safe Kids Coordinator Erin Hein. “There were more than 55 people representing over 23 agencies who partnered with us for the event.”

To add to the fun, many of the agency representatives dressed up as Star Wars characters for the May 4 event.

“At the Safe Kids Day Event, children and families gained knowledge on a wide range of safety topics through hands-on activities and educational materials. Our goal at Safe Kids Marion County is to educate families, raise awareness and create safer environments to protect children,” said Hein.

There were many events for the kids to participate in including barrel car rides and other hands-on activities. There were also many free resources given away such as bike helmets and other items.

“We gave out over $7,500 worth of safety devices at the event. These are just items provided by Safe Kids Marion County,” said Hein.

The event was put on by Safe Kids Marion County, a program of the Marion County Health Department, in collaboration with the Marion County K-State Research and Extension Office.

“Thank you to all of the agencies and individuals that partner with us to make this event successful. I am so thankful to each one of you and your willingness to give of your time to help educate children and families on ways to help keep them healthy and safe,” said Hein.

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