Story last updated at 3:27 p.m. Thursday, May 16, 2002

Keeping kids safe
Dear Editor,

A huge thank you to everyone who contributed in making our 10th Annual Safe Kids Fair a success. More than 250 children participated in the many events, which included the bike rodeo, where bikes were tuned up by staff from Homer Saw & Cycle, helmets were fitted by volunteers from the Homer Volunteer Fire Department and Community School, and safety signals were taught by Homer Police officers on the bike rodeo course.

In the pool, water-safety skills were taught by certified instructors, thanks to equipment from Eagle Enterprises and Marine Safety Incorporated. I would also like to thank the many volunteers who assisted with more than 25 interactive injury prevention booths, and the many local businesses that donated items for our "Kids Only Raffle," including four bikes donated by Dr. Raymond and a $500 donation from the Snomads that was used to purchase safety gear such as bike helmets, personal-flotation devices, car seats, etc. A special thank you to all the parents for bringing their children to the fair to learn valuable injury prevention skills.

Wishing everyone a fun-filled and safe summer!

Sue Brooks, R.N.,

co-coordinator, Kenai Peninsula Safe Kids, South Peninsula Hospital Education Department