Child Safety Fair Set for Tuesday at UALR
April 18, 2016
LITTLE ROCK – Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge tomorrow will host a Child Safety Fair at the Jack Stephens Center on the University of Arkansas at Little Rock campus from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Members of the media planning to attend may contact Judd Deere at Judd.Deere@arkansasag.gov or (501) 317-9880.
“The Child Safety Fair is going to be a fun, educational event for young people to learn how to keep themselves safe from harm and out of danger,” said Attorney General Rutledge. “I want to thank all of the exhibitors and the nearly 500 students and teachers for participating in this event.”
Thirty six exhibitors will have booths inside the Jack Stephens Center for students to learn about important safety topics through fun activities and prizes.
Among the exhibitors is the Arkansas Sheriffs’ Association, who will have PC the Patrol Car to talk about the importance of staying drug free. UALR Department of Public Safety, Pulaski County Sheriff’s office and Maumelle Police Department will host a fingerprinting station. Little Rock Animal Village will have its mobile dog unit on site, and AT&T Arkansas will be present to talk about Internet safety.
Members of the Central High School Civitan Club and the J.A. Fair High School’s Ladies and Gentlemen’s Club will volunteer at the fair.
Other exhibitors include: Arkansas Children’s Hospital Fire Safety House; healthy eating habits with the Arkansas Department of Health; Steve “Wildman” Wilson with Arkansas Game and Fish Commission; Cooking Matters with the Arkansas Hunger Relief Alliance; Arkansas Poison and Drug Information Center; Arkansas State Police vehicles; Ace and Otey with the Arkansas Travelers; We Can Catch Kids Club with Baptist Health; Dive Into Reading with the Central Arkansas Library System; electrical safety with Entergy Arkansas; Federal Bureau of Investigation; fire safety with the Little Rock Fire Department; Little Rock Police Department horses and SWAT team; weather safety with the National Weather Service; Parkview Arts/Science Magnet High School Mime Troupe; University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Department of Dermatology; Bobber the Water Safety Dog with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; recycling education with Waste Management of Arkansas; anti-bullying with Westside Mixed Martial Arts; Stamp Out Smoking with Youth Extinguishing Smoking; a fire truck and an ambulance. Additionally, the Attorney General’s office will have booths with games and activities to include bean bag toss; don’t be a target; duck pond; face painting; germ station; milk bottle exercise; rockin’ radio; safety quiz and a scavenger hunt.