Community Safety Fair is Saturday at Jim Barnett Park

WINCHESTER —  The 12th annual Community Safety Fair returns to Jim Barnett Park from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Saturday.

Sponsored by Winchester Medical Center and the Winchester Police Department, the Community Safety Fair offers a wide variety of exhibits, demonstrations and activities for kids of all ages. More than 500 participants are expected.

Lisa Wells, a member of the Community Safety Fair Committee, said the organizers’ goal is to make the community a safer place. “We’ve [Winchester Medical Center] been a trauma center since 2002. We want the Winchester community to be as safe as possible. This is how we give back.”

More than 50 exhibitors in areas of injury prevention and emergency management will be on hand. The offerings include: CPR and first aid classes; water safety; drunk driving simulations; the Valley Human Trafficking Initiative; games, bounce houses and face painting for the kids;  a photo booth;  hands-on activities designed to reinforce smart safety skills; free bike helmets.

Registration is free to the community.

Elizabeth Cavell Robinson, of Winchester, has attended the fair for the last few years. “The kids always love it,” she said.

“We see lots of friends, get some cool kid-swag, learn something to help us be more safety-minded, and an added plus — it’s right in our neighborhood so we just walk,” Robinson added.

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