Safety Day Camp for Kids in Lincoln County to be Held on August 9, 2011

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Each year, thousands of children are injured due to accidents with guns, outdoor equipment, bicycle accidents, and others.

Through education, many of these accidents can be eliminated and children can lead safer lives.

It is because of the need for education that Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center, UW-Extension, Lincoln County Farm Bureau and Merrill Parks and Recreation are again offering "Safety Day Camp for Kids, " a free program for children ages 8-11 on Tuesday, August 9.

“Safety Day Camp for Kids is designed to teach children the importance of safety in their homes, on the farm and in their neighborhoods,” explained program coordinator Heidi Duley, R.N. at Ministry Good Samaritan Health Center. “This is an opportunity for children to learn valuable information -- information that may one day save their lives.”

Topics to be covered in this year’s safety day camp for kids include: Guns • Lawn Mower • Fire Electrical • Hazards of Drugs/Smoking • Bullying • Small Animal, ATV and Weather safety.

Since the topics change each year, those that participated in the past will still benefit from coming to this morning event.

The 17th Annual Safety Day Camp for Kids will be held at the Former DNR Station in Merrill with registration beginning at 7:30 a.m., and the program running from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. A snack will be provided, but participants are asked to bring their own sack lunch. Indoor facilities are available the event of inclement weather.

For questions or more information about the 17th Annual Safety Day Camp for Kids, contact Heidi Duley, R.N. at 715.539.2195. Registration deadline is August 1st.

Additional supporters of Safety Day Camp for Kids are Lincoln County 4-H, Lincoln County Health Department, Merrill Area Public Schools, Northwood’s Tobacco Free Coalition, Wisconsin Public Service, HAVEN, Merrill Fire & Ambulance, Ministry Health Care, Harrison Hills ATV and Paper City Kennel Club.

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