Thursday, September 14, 2000

Kiwanis to hold safety fair


Expanded event includes demos, is first in Fairfield

By Earnest Winston
The Cincinnati Enquirer

        FAIRFIELD — The Kiwanis Club will host its first-ever safety fair Saturday at the fire department headquarters.

        In the past, the Kiwanis Club of Fairfield sold bike helmets and provided inspections for child safety seats. But this year's program has been expanded to also include demonstrations for saving choking victims, child fingerprinting and kids' activities.

        “We've decided to beef up what we had in the past,” said Jody Forman, president of the Kiwanis Club, which is 4 years old.

        “We think that there is a real need. We think that parents are very concerned about safety for their kids in this day and age. It's more of a hands-on type of event to get kids thinking.”

        The safety fair will be 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Fairfield Fire Headquarters, 375 Nilles Road.

        It also will feature DARE officers with their drug-sniffing dogs, a fire engine, swimming safety and cardiopulmonary resuscitation lessons, as well as puppets, clowns and food. All size bike helmets will be sold for $10.

        “All of our projects, at least in Fairfield, are aimed at children. It develops a certain bond between the people that protect us and the kids,” said Dick Dassel, spokesman for the Kiwanis.

       



Arena needs financial help
The hungry get the runaround
Playing with gun leaves boy dead at 13
Earlier case has striking similarity
$1 million departure: Jewel-laden bag missing from flight
Mason boys: 10 hours, 30 days
Report: Sprawl bad in Mason
Oktoberfest-Zinzinnati opens this weekend
Fort Thomas woman left amid filth
Prosecutors's balloons, discs raise questions
PULFER: Love letters
Davy Jones won't be monkeying around
Best sellers
Dulli finds some peace
Early word
Piping's peak: Cincinnati players open for Black Watch
Seniors strike personal poses
Union Terminal bustled with activity in '30s
WorldJam trades asphalt for Sawyer Point
Attorneys argue obligation of insurer in sex-abuse case
Auditor wants full authority
Boy, 6, sent to school as girl
Chabot, Cranley get tough in ads
County agrees to ante up
Fairfield theme is respect, beginning with 'Your School'
Father's statements recounted to court
Feds: Restaurants broke child labor laws
Indiana gas tax suspended again
Industrial park might get rail access
Ken Blackwell recovering from prostate cancer surgery
Kicks offers kids, families an evening on the riverfront
- Kiwanis to hold safety fair
Lawyers for suspect, 52, argue he's still a juvenile in 1963 slaying
Money offered in pool death
Nine teachers now semifinalists
Nuns offer tours of Motherhouse in Delhi Twp. on Sunday
Panel to study DUI prosecutions
Pete Rose bats for Deters
Pledge protester back in class
Police officer honored as a hero
Runway OK moving slowly
Warren gets med copter
Get to it
Kentucky News Briefs
Pig Parade: Pig-Tac-Toe
Tristate A.M. Report