Meriden Children’s Health and Safety Fair today at Hubbard Park

Meriden Children’s Health and Safety Fair today at Hubbard Park

MERIDEN — The Meriden Children’s Health and Safety Fair is scheduled for today at Hubbard Park.

The event, which runs from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., will include car seat installations, a bike rodeo, community CPR training, Amtrak safety, cyber safety and cell phone safety, along with a free breakfast or lunch for all children who participate, according to an event flyer.

Kids are encouraged to bring their bicycles for the bike rodeo; an event to teach children skills and safety when riding their bikes.

There will also be giveaways, prizes and raffles throughout the day.

Along with those programs, many local community organization will have displays throughout the park. Girls Inc., YMCA, Meriden Healthy Youth Coalition, MAAD, the Meriden Fire and Police Departments, Meriden Health Department, Community Health Center and Life Star will be at the event.

“We set up a booth that gives information about healthy choices and eating habits for kids,” Meriden YMCA Director John Benigni said. “We also usually give information about the services that the Y provides for kids.”

The goal of the event is to spread the message of making positive decisions to local youth, according to Benigni.

Free haircuts, braiding and nail-painting will also be offered at the event courtesy of the Wilcox Technical High School cosmetology class.

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