Wheat Ridge Police Department is partnering with local businesses and the Colorado Department of Transportation (CDOT) to sponsor the 2nd annual Wheat Ridge Child Safety Fair. The event takes place on April 28, 2012, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at Wheat Ridge 5-8 School (formerly called Wheat Ridge Middle School), in celebration of Children’s Day. The event is for Wheat Ridge residents and is intended to increase community awareness about some of the dangers facing today’s children.
The primary event of the Safety Fair will be FREE inspection and replacement of child safety seats. There will be bi-lingual car seat inspection technicians on hand to perform child safety seat inspections and educate participants on proper car seat use. Car Seats that fail the inspection will be disposed of and replaced for FREE, while supplies last, with car seats that were obtained through a grant from CDOT.
Residents should bring their bicycles too! There will be a bike rodeo for the children that will teach them how to safely operate their bicycles. Wheat Ridge Cyclery will be conducting FREE bicycle safety inspections and Exempla Lutheran Medical Center donated bicycle helmets that will be given FREE to those in need.
For even more fun, there will be FREE face painting and a jumping castle for the kids and FREE Child I.D. Kits as well as traffic and crime prevention information for the parents; all provided in both English and Spanish. Last but not least, there will be a drawing to give away two children’s bicycles that were donated by the Wheat Ridge Police Department FOP!
What: Wheat Ridge Child Safety Fair
Where: Wheat Ridge 5-8 (Middle School) – 7101 W. 38th Ave, Wheat Ridge
When: Saturday, April 28, 2012 – 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m
Posted: under Wheat Ridge 2020, Wheat Ridge Business, Wheat Ridge Community.
Tags: CDOT, child safety, Exempla Lutheran, free bicycle safety, free child seat, Police Department, Wheat Ridge, Wheat Ridge 2020, WR2020
Apr 20 2012