Mt. Vernon Register-News


April 3, 2013

Car show and safety event planned for April 13


Child fingerprinting will be offered by the Southern Illinois Masons and The Medicine Shoppe will provide information about the proper disposal of prescription medications.

"This event is dedicated to providing safety information in all kinds of areas, from those centered on our children to learning about identity theft," said Tranae Brockhouse, director of Project CHILD. "We're going to have some fun while we're at it, too."

Various activities and booths include Ambulance tours with Litton Ambulance; anti-bullying information from Susan Bishop, bully prevention specialist; bicycle safety by the Conti Cycling Club; blood drive and blood pressure checks from the RLC nursing program; Cove Connection information a mentor program for young mothers or mothers-to-be; CPR and AED by the RLC American Heart Association Training Center; diabetes awareness from the Jefferson County Health Department; disability awareness from Opportunities for Access; early intervention information from Child and Family Connections; fire safety from the Mt. Vernon Fire Department; healthy hair and nails from the RLC cosmetology program; helicopter tours from Air Evac Lifeteam; identity theft from Community First Bank of the Heartland; poison prevention from the RLC Foundation Children's Center; radon testing from the Southern Illinois Radon Task Force; a seat belt convincer simulator from the Illinois State Police and Illinois Department of Transportation; sun safety from the United Methodist Children's Home Best Beginnings program; and water safety from the Mt. Vernon Parks and Recreation Department.

For additional information about the car show or to register a car, contact Thompson at 437-5321, ext. 1806 or at For additional information about Playing It Safe, contact Brockhouse at 244-2210 or at

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