Head Start car seat clinic puts emphasis on child safety

Thursday, August 10, 2017
Event organizer Tina French helps a family with paperwork before going through the Car Seat Clinic at Clay County Head Start facility Thursday afternoon.
Ivy Jacobs photo

Local families were able to make sure their most precious cargo is secure and safe while traveling the roadways Thursday at a Car Seat Clinic hosted at the Clay County Head Start facility.

“Families could come by have their car seats safety checked and make sure they were installed correctly during the event,” said event organizer Tina French. “If the car seat doesn’t pass inspection one will be offered here on site. We don’t want anyone leaving without a safe car seat for their children.”

During the two-hour event there were also fun activities for children, games, snow cones and a visit with firefighters from the Brazil City Fire Department and animals from the Clay County Humane Society.

The line of vehicles at the Car Seat Clinic hosted by the Clay County Head Start moved quickly as each car seat was evaluated to be the proper one for the size of the child, that it met safety requirements and had no recalls and was connected properly.

The parents could sign children up for the local Head Start program, the WIC program and learn about Healthy Families.

Organizations involved in the event included the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1127 Auxiliary, Brazil Fire Department, Healthy Families, WIC, Chances and Services for Youth and Clay County Humane Society.

For more information about Head Start programming, call 812-446-1103, extension 610.

There was also lots of activities to do at the Clay County Head Start Car Seat Clinic Thursday, including games, free snow cones and a visit with firefighters and a tour of a fire engine from the Brazil City Fire Department.
Ivy Jacobs photo

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