Thursday, July 7, 2011

3rd Annual Children’s Safety Fair Scheduled for Saturday in Lansingburgh

The North Lansingburgh Neighborhood Watch will be holding their third annual “Neighborhood Children’s Safety Day” this coming Saturday, July 9th at Powers Park in Lansingburgh prior to the first show of the Powers Park Concert Series.

Several activates are scheduled to educate children and their parents on how to live and play safely. Members of the neighborhood group will be joined by the Rensselaer County Sheriff’s Department, Troy Fire Departments, Whitney Young Health Services, the Troy Family YMCA, and the Hudson River Fish Out Reach Center for Environmental Health.

Over the last two years over 150 children participated in the program. The timing of this event is intended to coincide with the beginning summer vacation. The goal is to provide the children of the community one last refresher course on how to live and play safely.

This year the event will be held in conjunction with the first Powers Park Concert because the two events go hand-in-hand. The band, Four, consists of Lansingburgh teachers and draw a large crowd consisting of district students and their parents.

Each participating agency will present specific information to educate and bring awareness on how to prevent and deal with the everyday occurrences that children may encounter.
  • The Sheriff’s Department will be conducting the state-wide initiative - Operation SAFE CHILD, which was created to raise awareness about child safety. The program will provide photo ID cards, which contain fingerprint and biographical data, to individuals under the age of 18. The goal of this program is to record and store the fingerprints, basic biographical information and photographs of children, who are not missing, information critical to expediting the return of a missing child.
  • The Troy Fire Department will be educating attendees on the best fire prevention practices, how to react in the event of a fire, and how to prevent common playground injuries. Children will also enjoy the opportunity of “touring” a Troy Fire Engine.
  • Members of Whitney Young Heath Center’s Troy practice will be discussing the preventive dental and medical services they offer locally.
  • The Troy Family YMCA discussing the summer, youth & teen programs, camps and other activities offered throughout the year at their facility.
  • The Hudson River Fish Out Reach Center for Environmental Health will be educating everyone about how to take proper precautions while fishing the Hudson River.
For more information please contact Jim Gordon, email

Who: North Lansingburgh Neighborhood Watch
What: 3rd Annual Neighborhood Children’s Safety Day
Where: Powers Park, Third Avenue side at 110th Street, Troy NY
When: Saturday, July 9th, 2011 4:00 - 5:30pm

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