County Executive MaryEllen Odell announced the Ninth Annual Children’s Expo & Public Safety Day, which will take place rain or shine, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday April 26, at the County’s TOPS (Training and Operations) building on the Donald B. Smith Campus, 112 Old Route 6 in Carmel.
“The Children’s Expo and Public Safety Day has become an annual event that families look forward to attending year after year,” Odell said. “It provides vital information about the resources the county offers to families in a fun and entertaining atmosphere.”
The event includes many aspects of child safety and health, from child abuse prevention to fire prevention to child car seat passenger safety.
The prevalence of child abuse throughout the country is ongoing and remains unresolved. The Child Advocacy Center (CAC) makes every effort to bring awareness to the problem, which is the first step in preventing it.
Entertainment planned for kids includes a magic show, an animal safety program, and a Martial Arts (UMAC) demonstration. The Mahopac Falls Dive Team will be on hand, and, if weather cooperates, there will be a STAT helicopter landing. In addition, other favorite activities include: Operation SAFE CHILD cards, tours of the 911 Center, car seat checks, the Brewster Fire Safety House and fire engine tours. There will be games, raffles, food and free giveaways.