LIVINGSTON COUNTY – Local kids got a refresher on outdoor safety tips from the Cornell Cooperative Extension in anticipation of summer.
According to a press release from the Cornell Cooperative Extension of Livingston County, the Child Safety Fair on March 24 at the Geneseo Central Elementary School had over 400 attendees.
The event featured interactive stations that encouraged discussion on a variety of topics including child passenger, wheeled, fire, boater, food, pedestrian, playground, wellness, and garden safety. At each station, children participated in games or activities with the designated safety expert. Each child had a chance to win numerous prizes throughout the event.
A ceremony was also held at the fair for winners of the 16th Annual Wheeled Sport Safety Coloring/Writing Contest. Over 640 entries were received from Livingston County students in Pre-K through sixth grade. All first place winners (8) received a new bicycle and properly fitted helmet. All second place winners (45) received a new properly fitted helmet.
First place winners included: Carter Coburn, Hunter VanAuken, Jacob Zangerle, Mary Susan Phillip, Emma Conklin, Emma DePuy, Monica Lin, and Jonah Levy.
Funding for bicycles and helmets were provided by the Mt. Morris Police Benevolent Association, Livingston County Sheriff’s Department, John Cox Trucking, Lima Christian School, Genesee Valley Health Partnership Safe Communities, and private donors.
The agencies and organizations that participated and helped organize this year’s event included: Cornell Cooperative Extension Educators, Geneseo Police, Geneseo Central School Administration, Livingston County Department of Health, PRC of the Valleys, Livingston-Wyoming WIC, Girl Scouts of Western NY, RKids After School Enrichment Program, Fidelis Care, Livingston County Sheriff Office, NY Occupational Health, Livingston County Mental Health, Livingston County Traffic Safety Board, Master Gardener Program, Livingston County Dairy Princess, and many others.
The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Livingston County Traffic Safety Education Program includes bike rodeos and workshops for all ages on occupant, wheeled, and pedestrian safety. For information on any of these programs, contact Katelyn Sanders at 585-991-5420 | 585-335-1752 or firstname.lastname@example.org.