HONESDALE - The 6th Annual Wayne County Safety Fair for Kids is planned  Saturday, May 20th from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.  at the Park Street Complex, rain or shine.

All are welcome to attend this free event. Each child visiting at least half of the “Safety” tables will be able to enter their name for a chance to win a new bicycle, donated by Elegante’s Restaurant.

Safety topics

A few of the safety issues being covered will be bike safety (free helmets- while they last), fire safety, (free smoke detectors), car seat safety check (free car seat replacement if needed) gun safety (free gun locks), and new this year - quad safety (learn about appropriate riding gear).

Some of the agencies represented include Wayne Memorial Hospital; Wayne County  Early Intervention; Wayne County Business and Professional Women’s Club ;   Wayne County Drug & Alcohol; Wayne County Sheriff; Wayne County Family Center; Wayne County Cooperative Extension; Early Head Start; Wayne County Emergency Operations Center & 911; Sprout Pediatric Dental, Delaware River and Boat commission, and more.
There will be free refreshments including hot dog, and ice cream.

Free handouts will be available.

Car seat check

Did you know -  26,000 children are injured every day, and that 22,000 young children die as a result of injury every year?

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 8,709 lives have been saved by the proper use of child restraints. Yet, motor vehicle crashes are still the number one killer of children ages 4 to 14.

Why? Too often it is the improper use or non-use of child safety seats & booster seats.Ninety five percent of car seats are not installed properly. Make sure your children are properly secured. In an effort to educate parents and to ensure proper safety seat installation, Wayne County Safety  Kids Fair will host a free safety seat inspection during the fair.

Replacement car seats and booster seats are available at no charge. One car seat per child per family will be offered if replacement is required, while supplies last. Parents are asked to bring their vehicle’s owner’s manual and child safety seat instructions to the Car Seat check.

Parents should not be using ‘hand-me-down’ or used car seats and seats should not be used for more than five years. In either case, the seat should be checked and probably replaced. Parents should also not be using a seat that has been in a crash - even if the child was not in the seat at the time of the crash.

Each safety seat inspection takes approximately 20 minutes.
The Park Street Complex is located at 648 Park St., Honesdale, and is remembered as the former Stourbridge Elementary School.