Sunday Cartoon: Buckleupallofus & Holliston Police Host National Night Out Event


BURRILLVILLE – Buckleupallofus and the Holliston Police Department hosted a National Night Out event last Tuesday, August 2 at Goodwill Park located in Holliston, Mass. The event took place from 6 to 8:30 p.m., with a live concert and lots of exhibits, including balloon slides and a bouncy house provided by the Massachusetts National Guard, right next to the giant Buckleupallofus balloon display and Children Across America display tables.

Hundreds of little kids have received coloring pages of Bucky’s cartoons reminding them, “Cross your heart with your seatbelt on…Someone loves you!” Hundreds of Bucky’s “Boost Up” – “Buckle Up” fridge magnets and stickers were also distributed to children by Children Across America volunteers and Holliston police officers throughout the event.

Buckleupallofus was also a huge hit at a national Boston Police Department evening event on Monday, August 1 in the Roxbury section of town, featuring thousands of Bucky coloring pages on child passenger safety, boxes of crayons, fridge magnets and stickers distributed inside the city’s children and families. Fearless Dino Protector Squad Home Fire Safety and Burn Prevention coloring cartoons, fridge magnets and stickers were also distributed to everyone who attended this annual event.

Buckleupallofus’ giant balloon attraction will also be featured at the annual Boston Seafood Festival today, Sunday, August 7, all day in the city, with thousands of coloring cartoons about child safety, fridge magnets and stickers distributed to children and families attending this very popular Boston event. Boston police and firefighters will team up with volunteers from Children Across America to make sure these important safety items are brought home by as many children and families as possible. Tens of thousands of people attend the Boston Seafood Festival each year.

Buckleupallofus’ giant balloon attraction is in high demand across New England and New York State this summer, with many more events returning from a two-year hiatus attracting children and families who are now directly impacted in a positive way, provided that all of these child safe take home coloring formats and products. Itty Bitty SUPER DUPERS “Be a buddy, not a bully!” The campaign is winning the hearts of police officers, teachers, parents, children and community leaders across the region. This popular anti-bullying campaign began in Burrillville elementary schools, with the Burrillville Police Department handing out hundreds of Itty Bitty SUPER DUPERS coloring cartoons and fridge magnets to students in kindergarten through 3rd grade. This campaign will certainly find its place in elementary schools, daycares, libraries and community centers during the next school year.

Jim Weicherding is a Burrillville resident and the founder and creator of an award-winning road safety effort Seasons of Safety. Weicherding provides coloring cartoons for children, which can be printed out and used to help parents discuss safety issues with their children. He has a long list of police and firefighters in his family and has worked with law enforcement and firefighters in a creative public safety capacity for over two decades. Jim was also appointed to Children Across America as Director of Events and Creative for their child safety program initiatives and nationwide child safety awareness campaigns.

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