Providing Public Information, Assistance

In an effort to provide parents and guardians with vital information that can help protect children, State Senator Bob Margett (R-Arcadia) will host a Child Safety Fair on Saturday, Sept. 7 at Kellogg Field on the Cal Poly Pomona campus.

?Children come first in our community and their safety should be a priority. We have all watched during the past few weeks as a rash of child abductions have gained national attention,? stated Margett, who represents the 29th District. ?Like everyone else, I have been greatly disturbed by such stories and want to assist people in protecting their children.?

Open and free to the public, the event will run from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Hosted in conjunction with the National Center for Child Safety and Awareness and Cal Poly Pomona, experts will be on hand to provide free DNA kits to the first 2,000 children who attend as well as fingerprinting, safety tips and information. In addition, there will be demonstrations throughout the day plus booths, food and entertainment, including a special appearance by the Los Angeles Laker Girls.

Participants and supporters for the Child Safety Fair include police departments from Anaheim, Brea, Cal Poly Pomona, Chino and La Verne; California Highway Patrol; Los Angeles County Sheriff?s Department?s Walnut and San Dimas stations; San Bernardino County Sheriff?s Station/Chino Hills Citizens On Patrol; L.A. County District Attorney?s Office; L.A. County Fire Department; Monrovia Fire Department; L.A. County Animal Control; L.A. County Health Department; Greater L.A. County Vector Control District; San Gabriel Valley Vector Control District; California Poison Control System; AAA; Children?s Hospital of Orange County; Cole-Schaefer Ambulance Service; Emergency Ambulance Service; Department of Forestry & Fire Protection; DMV; LeRoy Haynes Center for Children; MADD; National Center for Missing & Exploited Children; Corporate Kids/CyberKlub; Ability First; Pomona Valley Chapter American Red Cross; Pomona Masonic Lodge; Durham School Services; Project Sister; San Dimas Parks & Recreations Department; and Western University of Health Services College of Pharmacy.

For additional information on the Child Safety Fair, contact (626) 447-5894.