The event focuses on child safety

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ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Public Library here spent part of Thursday morning observing Child Safety Week by hosting many area agencies that have focused on information to keep children safe.

Sponsored by Bladen Safe Kids, the event featured plenty of activities and items for kids – like coloring books, bubbles, sidewalk chalk, toys and more.

“We just hope to educate kids and their parents about safety,” said Emily Barnes, health educator with the Bladen County Health Department. “And we do it in a fun way.”

Participating agencies included the Library, Bladen County Parks & Recreation, WIC, 4H Extension, Poe for Health, Bladen County Hospital, Smart Start, Resilient Bladen, and Bladen Community College.

During the event, a lot of information about child seat safety and safety inside and outside the home was distributed to parents.

“All of this is very important because many parents can forget how to keep their children safe at all times,” Barnes said. “They’re so busy and not doing the simple things – things like making sure their car seats haven’t expired.”

National Safe Kids Week will be observed from May 22 to 29.

W. Curt Vincent can be reached at 910-862-4163 or [email protected]

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