WARSAW — No one seemed to mind to wait in line to experience the zip line, leave a hand print on a city snow plow, take a ride in an REMC bucket truck, or pick up goodies handed out by the various organizations.
The Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory’s annual Family Safety Day was another huge success Saturday. Just hours after the event was underway, several organizations were reporting 200-300 items distributed at their respective booths.
Over 40 different stations were set up in the park and in the Center Lake Pavilion.
Activities ranged from watching law dog demonstrations, getting stickers from law enforcement officers, participating in the bike rodeo, making your own first aid kit, learning CPR, to picking up some healthy snacks and having your face painted. Many even braved the chilly morning to take a ride out on the lake in the Warsaw Police Department boat.
There were health tips: proper way to brush your teeth, an opportunity to perform an operation to remove gummy worms, have an eye exam, see what healthy and unhealthy lungs look like, and many more.
The city’s street department was on hand to teach street crossing safety. Young and old alike were also given the opportunity to get a little messy and put a hand print on four of the city’s snow plows. A clear coat will be placed over the hand prints. Youngsters are encouraged to watch for those plows when its time to remove the snow. “They will be helping us push the snow,” said Jeff Beehler, street superintendent.
Parents and kids alike walked away with bags full of informational handouts, coloring books, cups, pens, candy, balloons and trinkets.
The event was hosted by WWFT along with numerous corporate sponsors.
Below are just a few photos of the activities: