Annual Safety Fair educates children and families

Children and their families visited the Jane Lew Park for the 6th-Annual Safety Fair Saturday, Sept 8.
This event, which aims to teach children about everything regarding safety, is sponsored by the Jane Lew Lions Club. This year the event had tons of different events and activities set up for the families to enjoy, all for free.
Lewis County EMS, LC Sheriff’s Department, Relay for life of Lewis County, LC School Bus Garage, as well as Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital (SJMH), and many others, were all set up to teach participants not only about their organizations, but also about safety issues in a fun, family friendly environment.
The Motorcycle Safety Foundation (MSF) was in attendance and had a booth set up teaching children everything they needed to know about motorcycle safety.
The kids loved participating as the MSF had a realistic motorcycle simulator set up where they could ride on the bike in different scenarios, all while learning different tips to stay safe on the road.
Another popular stop was with the Jane Lew Fire Department where they had their fire truck present, as well as their fire safety trailer set up and ready to do demonstrations on how to properly handle a house fire.
The kids got to tour the truck and the demonstration, but also had fun trying on the different gear that firemen use.
Also catching the children’s attention was the booth set up by the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Huntington district.
Here at this booth, they learned all things regarding water and boating safety, with a little help from USACE mascot, Bobber the dog.
The Lions Club was on-hand providing free eye exams at the event, as well as offering free snacks and goodies for all the participants. Overall, the event had a terrific turnout and there was fun had by all involved, according to organizers and participants.

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