Parents, kids learn about safety at free event in Peoria

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By Christina O'Haver By Christina O'Haver
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PEORIA, Ariz. -- Peoria parents and children learned all about safety at a free event Saturday.

“We're here providing safety and health information for members of the community,” said Matt Kalcevich, who is with the City of Peoria. “There's a great educational component to this event, but we do have some fun activities for the kids.”

Safety Day also involved Dignity Health Medical Group and Barrow Neurological Institute.

Activities for kids included a bike rodeo, a bicycle raffle, face painting and inflatables. For the parents, there was information about fire and water safety prevention, child ID kits, free blood pressure checks, food, and helmet and booster seat fitting.

“Getting people out to an event like this, I think, takes some of the edge away from dealing with things like safety and health, which can be a scary proposition to deal with sometimes," Kalcevich said. "We like to think this relaxed, fun environment, especially for youths, gives us an opportunity to get them that information and get them more of the resources they need to take care of themselves and their family."

Safety Day is an annual event in Peoria.