LIVONIA – Livonia Central School hosted a fair to drive home the importance of bike safety on the road.
According to a press release from CCE Livingston County, the fair had over 300 attendees.
The event featured interactive stations that encouraged discussion on measure kids could take to stay safe. There are ample opportunities to remain aware of one’s surroundings: as a child passenger in a car, on a boat, as a pedestrian, and swinging from the monkey bars in the playground. Each station also included games, activities or prizes, with the safety expert at the booth.
Over 535 entries for the 14th Annual Wheeled Sport Safety Coloring/Writing Contest also received a moment of awareness. The entries were received from Livingston County students in Pre-K through sixth grade. A ceremony was held for winners, including eight who won first place and received a new bicycle and a properly fitted helmet, and 49 who won second place winners and received a new properly fitted helmet.
The first place winners of the contest were: Noelle Simon, Owen Swift, Olivia Amorese, Caleb Schwartz, Hannah Sanders, Michael Lenartowicz, Taylor Wilkins, and Abby Belcher.
Funding for the bicycles was provided by: Wentworth Motors, Inc., Carrie Johnson, Mt. Morris Police Benevolent Association, Livingston County Sheriff’s Department, and Penny Lane Printing. Additional donations were received by Barilla America and John Cox Trucking.
The agencies and organizations that participated in this year’s event included: Cornell Cooperative Extension – Master Gardeners, Livingston County Department of Health, Livingston County Dairy Princess Program, Fidelis, Genesee Valley Health Partnership, Livingston County Sheriff’s Department – Boat Patrol, Mental Health Association, New York State Police, Chances & Changes, and Focus on the Children.
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 or 585-335-1752 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.