The Rotary Club of Hamlin/Lake Ariel will host their third Annual Safe Kids Fair, designed for children to age 12, this Saturday, Sept. 16 10 AM to 1 PM at the EverGreen Elementary School on Route 191 in Hamlin.

Agencies attending the fair will be Wayne County Memorial Hospital Services, (including the Tooth Fairy), National Park Services, Children and Youth Services, Early Intervention Coalition, Emergency Services Operations Center, Hamlin Fire and Rescue, Ledgedale Fire Department Dive Team, Lake Ariel Fire Department, The Hideout Public Safety with a fingerprinting station, and Tiny Tots Learning Center.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, over 8,709 lives have been saved by the proper use of restraints.

Yet, motor vehicle crashes are still the number one killer of children ages 4 to 14. WHY? Too often it is the improper use or non-use of child safety seat . Ninety-five percent of car seat are not installed properly.

Replacement car seats, booster seats, bicycle helmets and personal floatation devices will be available at no charge on a first come first served basis.

One car seat per child will be offered while supplies last.

Parents are asked to bring their vehicle's owner's manual and child safety seat instructions.

Parents should not be using "hand me down" or used car seats and seats should not be used for more than 5 years.

In either case, the seat should be checked and probably replaced. Parents should also not be using a car seat that has been in a crash - even if the child was not in the seat at the time of the crash.

Each safety seat inspection takes approximately 20 minutes.

Upon entering the fair, the children will be give a chance to win a new bike donated by Salem Township Supervisors and the Rotary of Hamlin/Lake Ariel.

It is sure to be fun and free refreshments will be available for all!