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Family safety is focus of free programs

Aug. 6, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Safety issues such as fingerprinting children and instruction in first aid, babysitting and CPR will be offered Saturday, Aug. 18, on the campus of Western Michigan University.

The event from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. will be at WMU's Gabel Natatorium and Lawson Ice Area and is sponsored by the Greater Kalamazoo Area Chapter of the American Red Cross in conjunction with several community partners. Educational activities, presentations, classes and lessons designed to encourage the whole family to focus on safety are free. Parking also is free with advanced registration.

WMU also is offering an open skate from noon to 5 p.m. for $3 admission and free skate rental and a free open swim from 2:15 to 3:15 p.m.

The day is funded by a memorial to honor Kenneth Hargie, a long time Red Cross volunteer first aid and CPR instructor.

For more information, please visit www.greaterkzooredcross.org or contact the Greater Kalamazoo Area Chapter of the American Red Cross at (269) 353-6180.

Media contact: Deanne Molinari, (269) 387-8400, deanne.molinari@wmich.edu

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