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‘Wild About Safety’ Zoo Event Planned June 7

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Roosevelt Park Zoo [Photo: Nicole DesRosier]
Roosevelt Park Zoo [Photo: Nicole DesRosier]

MINOT — Safe Kids Minot will host a family event, “Wild About Safety,” Tuesday, June 7, from 2 to 7 p.m. at Roosevelt Park Zoo. Families will enjoy free admission to the zoo, courtesy of Enbridge.

The community event is designed to share safety tips with families and will include safety displays, bounce houses, games, and exhibits by first responders. afety exhibits will feature a wide range of topics, from electrical and fire safety to bike and home safety.

“We want families to come out, enjoy the zoo, and learn important information about keeping our children safe because preventable injuries are the number one cause of death to children less than 19 years of age,” said Amber Emerson, Safe Kids Minot Coordinator.

Originally scheduled for summer 2020, the event was pushed back two years due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Still, Safe Kids Minot received an outpouring of support from local organizations and community partners.

“We’d like to give a big thank you to our planning partners and sponsors for helping to make this event a reality,” said Emerson. “Their support and Trinity Health as the lead agency allows Safe Kids Minot to provide all the education and resources needed to keep the kids in our community as safe as can be.”

Wild About Safety planning partners include Roosevelt Park Zoo, Minot Fire Department, Minot Police Department, First District Health Unit, Trinity Health and Trinity Health Foundation. Sponsors are Enbridge, AAA, BNSF, Town & Country Credit Union, Minot Fire Union, Minot Park District, First Western Bank & Trust, Dakota Bank, and North American Coal.

Safe Kids Worldwide is a nonprofit organization working to help families and communities keep kids safe from injuries. Trinity Health helped establish Safe Kids Minot in 2018 and continues to provide support for the program as its lead agency. For more information about Safe Kids Minot, visit its Facebook page, @safekidsminot.

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