Police sirens or children’s high-pitched screams of joy. Take your pick, you’ll hear plenty of both on Saturday, June 23rd on the Memphis City Square as the First Annual Kids Safety Day will bring together emergency service providers and lots of entertainment opportunities for the kiddies to help teach youngsters about safety.
The event, organized by the Scotland County Ambulance Service, will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Guests will be able to view emergency vehicles from area departments. There will be a kids’ smokehouse demonstration to familiarize youngsters with fire and smoke scenarios, as well as the Missouri State Highway Patrol rollover simulator that demonstrates the importance of wearing your seatbelt.
Guests will be treated to a Jaws of Life demonstration at noon. Smokey the Bear is also scheduled to make an appearance.
It won’t be all work and no play for the kids. A hay scramble has been planned as well as a cookie walk and washer toss and duck pond games. Bounce houses will be available for all ages. There will be magic and juggling shows at 10:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m.
Refreshments will be available with hot dogs, popcorn, snow cones and cotton candy as just a few of the menu items.
Organizer Jason Moss stated the event is sponsored by numerous area businesses.