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Safety camp returns June 15

(CIFN file photo)

Looking for a fun, educational event for your kids this summer? Look no further.

KidSmart Safety Day is returning to Livingston County! This event is scheduled for Thursday, June 15, 2017 from 9:00 a.m. -2:30 p.m. at Livingston County 4-H Park, Pontiac. KidSmart Safety Day is sponsored by Livingston County’s Soil & Water Conservation District (SWCD), Farm Bureau, University of Illinois Extension, Health Department, USDA-Farm Service Agency, 1st Farm Credit Services, Prairie Central Co-Op, American Red Cross of the Heartland, and OSF St. James-John W. Albrecht Medical Center.

What is KidSmart Safety Day? It is a day-long event where children are placed in small, supervised groups to attend a variety of safety stations. These stations, conducted by trained safety presenters, provide information, demonstrations and hands-on activities on how to be safe at home, at school and at play.

Stations may include: water safety when boating, fishing or swimming; safety issues in the home; operating dos & don’ts of ATVs, using lawn equipment correctly; operating small power tools properly; being safe in and around farm machinery and grain handling equipment; safe use of hunting gear; and being safe around large & small animals. Children will also learn simple first-aid as they put together their own personal first-aid kit.

Who should attend? The day is for any child who will be entering grades 3 – 6 in the fall. Lunch is provided. Parents may also attend with their child if they desire. To cover expenses of guest presenters and materials, a $5 registration fee is being charged per child, with a maximum charge of $10 per family. Scholarships are available upon request. Children registered for the day will be given the first opportunity to attend. Camp registration is limited to the first 100 children.

Registration forms are available on-line at Or contact the Livingston County Farm Bureau at 815-842-1103, email register or for questions.

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