Free child safety and protection event will be held at Railroad Green next Saturday, June 12

| 30 Sep 2011 | 09:43

WARWICK - On Sunday, June 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., a free Child Safety and Protection Event sponsored by New York Life Insurance Company will feature fun activities and refreshments for parents and children while teaching important lessons about how to stay safe. All children, accompanied by a parent, will receive a complimentary Identification Card, complete with photograph and fingerprints using the insurance firm’s special equipment. And all data collected will be deleted immediately after the machine prints the information for the parent. “We organized this event,” said company representative and Warwick resident Matt Sullivan, “because child safety is one of the primary concerns of parents today. When I learned about the event from the company, I knew it would be a terrific way to serve our community and possibly even save lives or avoid injuries.” Representatives of other local organizations and individuals involved with safety will also be on hand. Some of the participants include members of the Greenwood Lake Police Department who will talk about boat and water safety. Officers from the Warwick Police Department, stationed in the nearby Kuiken Brothers parking, will inspect and offer instructions on properly using your child safety seat. And Warwick volunteer firefighters will offer hands-on fire extinguisher training. During the day children will be invited to help paint a safety theme mural created by local artist Mark Stankiewicz. And the owners of Grappa Market have offered to donate food for attendees. “Based on the overwhelming support from local government, police and the Warwick Valley School district,” said Sullivan, “I believe this may become an annual event.” He added that it’s not too late to get involved. Groups that are interested in participating can contact Matt Sullivan at 845- 239-1304.