Having fun with safety

On this week's CTW...

Sept. 23, 2013 — 
This week we at important event aimed at keeping your children safe.  The second annual Safety Palooza took place on Sept. 21 in the Kmart parking lot in Concord. The Safety Palooza is the largest fundraiser for the Safe Kids Cabarrus Coalition.

Safe Kids Cabarrus is part of a national movement to educate our communities on ways to prevent unintentional injury to children.  According Safe Kids, approximately 630 children are killed each year in pedestrian-related crashes and more than 39,000 children are injured.

SafekidsCab39-13.jpgThe Safe Kids Cabarrus Coalition is dedicated to improving safety by working to lower speed limits and support more pedestrian walkways. Through safety events, including an annual Safety Palooza, and regular car seat safety checks, bike rodeos and educational opportunities, the Safe Kids Cabarrus team works to make sure you and your children have access to information and the tools every family needs to prevent injury in your home, neighborhood, school and community. Most importantly, they make safety education as fun as it is informative.

SafekidsCab29-13.jpgSafe Kids Cabarrus provides these services to our community at no cost to participants. The organization relies on the support of local businesses, organizations and community members who share their vision to reduce the number of preventable injuries to children.  

For more information on Safe Kids Cabarrus, their ongoing safety events for local families or to learn how you can become involved in or support the Safe Kids Cabarrus Coalition, visit www.safekidscabarrus.org or call 704-920-5529.
Watch this week's episode of CTW for details on the following programs and eventsCTWSafetyFair9-13.jpg
  • Tracy Lawrence Concert, Oct. 19, Cabarrus Arena
  • Quilt Show, Oct. 4, Cabarrus Arena
  • National Hunting and Fishing Day, Sept. 28, Camp TN Spencer Park
  • Gold Hill Founder’s Day, Sept. 28, Gold Hill
  • Friends Annual Book Sale, Sept. 28, First Presbyterian Church in Harrisburg
  • Star War Reads, Oct. 5, Kannapolis Library
  • Planning for College Success, Oct. 12, Concord Library
  • Harrisburg Farmers Market, Sept. 30, Harrisburg
  • Kaleidoscope Festival, Oct. 5, Kannapolis
  • Senior Flu Clinics, Oct. 8 & 9, Cabarrus County Senior Center
  • Senior Citizen Dances, Beginning Oct. 4, Cabarrus County Senior Center
  • Tennis Lessons, 4 week course beginning Oct. 7, Frank Liske Park
  • Bank of America 500, Oct. 12, Charlotte Motor Speedway