Now in its second year, a collaborative, cooperative community effort by the L.A. County Fair and Pomona Valley Hospital Medical Center will provide 100,000 wearable plastic-coated identification wristbands for children attending the Fair. The Kids Safety Bands have a space for parents to write in their cell phone numbers or other contact information that will make it easier to reunite parents and children who have become separated. Wristbands will be available during the Fair at guest services stations and at the America’s Kids exhibit. The 2006 L.A. County Fair runs Sept. 8 – Oct. 1, closed Mondays and Tuesdays. Live thoroughbred horse racing Sept. 8 – 25, closed Tuesdays only.
All Fair staff members are trained to watch for and assist youngsters who might become distracted by the excitement of Fair events and wander away from their families. The wristbands will expedite the process of contacting worried parents and reassuring lost children that someone will soon arrive to retrieve them.
This year Kids Safety Bands will be mailed to local pre-school and elementary schools in advance of the Fair so that teachers and children can fill out contact information for their Fair field trips. Bands will also be available to Fairguests during the Fair at any guest services booth.
For more information regarding the Kids Safety Band program, contact guest services at (909) 865-4621 or visit the Fair Web site at www.lacountyfair.com