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National Safety Program, Keeping Kids Safe Project Partners Up With Local Law Enforcement and Community Organizations for a Free , Educational, Informative and Fun Event for Kids.
November 16 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday November 16th the Keeping Kids Safe Project is having a free family safety eventfor parents in the Lafayette area highlighting local community organizations and providing free fingerprinting for kids.
The Lafayette Police Department’s public information officer will be at the event with great information for parents. Due to the importance of the event law enforcement agencies have rallied around the program to make it a great experience for children. The Louisiana State Police will have information on hand regarding
the new child safety seat laws and the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office will be there as well. The Lafayette Fire Department Fire Prevention unitwill have an engine for kids to check out and have their picture taken in.The
event features free digital fingerprinting for children, for parents to take home for safe keeping, from the Keeping Kids Safe Project.The Safety program based out of central Iowa has been travelingthe country for 15 years. They have provided thousands of families with fingerprint records for their children along with
helpful safety information and valuable community connections. Lytishya Borglum, founder of the Keeping Kids S
afe Project and mother of five says, “ Our goal is not just to provide finger print records in case something happens but to hold events to raise awareness, spread resources and connect communities so we can take a pro-active approach to safety and hopefully help prevent awful situations from arising.”The fingerprinting is completely private, no personal information is requested and the only record goes directly home with parents.
Many other local organizations will be at the event with resources and activities for families. Among these will be:
Operation Lifesaver,a nationally-recognized leader of rail safety education and the American Red Cross with their big emergency response vehicle and preparedness information.Many others will also have free information and activities for families including the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Smile Community Action Agency, Acadiana Animal Aid, and Acadiana Boys andgirls club.All activities will take place from Saturday November 16th from 10:00am until 4:00 pm at 6137 Johnston Street inside the Giles Nissan building,
where they have generously provided space and sponsored the event keeping everything free for families.
For more information find this event visit KeepingKidsSafeProject.com, on Facebook under Lafayette Keeping
Kids Safe Project, or contact the local host Giles Automotive at (337)988-1920