A day to stay safe...

Posted: Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Safety Day has become a spring tradition for the Central Peninsula thanks to dedicated folks like Nancy Mitchell of State Farm Insurance in Soldotna, "It would be wonderful if accidents didn't occur and there was no need to work to pay out claims, especially when it comes to bike safety and injuries that can be so easily prevented. That's why we'll be having demonstrations this year to show proper installation and fitting of helmets and safety gear when families are out doing recreational activities," said Mitchell.

This year Safety Day will be Saturday May 21st from 11:00am - 3:00pm at the parking lot of Fred Myers in Soldotna. The U.S. Coast Guard is scheduled to be on hand to offer boat inspections, along with fire department and safety officials with smoke detectors and carbon monoxide detectors and a lot of home and fire safety information. According to Mitchell there will also be a lot fun family demonstrations from local Karate schools and a coloring contest for youngsters under ten years of age. The coloring pages will be printed in the Peninsula Clarion and can be turned into either State Farm Insurance office in Kenai or Soldotna, or at the Peninsula Center Mall. All entries will be displayed at the Peninsula Center Mall with an award presentation at 2:00pm on Safety Day. Winners of the coloring contest will receive gift certificates from Fred Meyer.

Safety Day will also feature family entertainment including the vocal styling of Nancy Anderson, the Matrix Puppet Show, drama skits, kick boxing demonstrations, "It'll be fun filled day to learn about safety issues and if we can prevent just one accident, broken bone or head injury it'll be a very worthwhile day indeed," said Mitchell.

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