Neighbors Briefs

Posted: Friday, February 07, 2003

Kid safety event Saturday

Juneau children can learn about trail safety, fingerprinting and see an ambulance up close at the 13th annual Kid Safe Saturday this weekend at Centennial Hall.

More than 20 community organizations will be at the event. Classes run every half-hour and all ages are welcome, said Marijo Toner, spokewoman for Bartlett Regional Hospital.

The Safe Kids Coalition plans to give away about 200 car booster seats for children at the event, said Mary Rodman-Lopez, a project administrator with the Alaska Highway Safety Office.

Booster seats should be used by children from about age 4 and 40 pounds to at least age 8, unless they are 4 foot 9 inches tall. People will be on hand Saturday to answer questions about car seats and booster seats, Rodman-Lopez said.

The booster seats are available through the Alaska Highway Safety Office and the Ford Motor Co., she said.

"It's our way to making sure we get the word out that we do have the booster seats available free of charge until we run out," she said.

Kid Safe Saturday, which is sponsored by Bartlett, also includes a free lunch for kids at the Zach Gordon Youth Center, raffles and coloring books. It runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday at Centennial Hall. Other safety topics include bears, boating, bikes, the Internet and guns.

Bowl for Kids' Sake set

Want to have fun and help kids? Big Brothers Big Sisters is now looking for participants for its 23rd annual Bowl For Kids' Sake, set for March 15. To sign up your bowling team, call 586-3350 or visit www.southeastbigs.org today.

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