Educational family fun in Point Township Saturday

NORTHUMBERLAND — Families in Point Township have something to look forward to this weekend — the first annual Kids’ Safe Summer Blast.  Point Township Police Department is sponsoring the event that promises to be fun and educational.

Point Township Police Chief Joshua VanKirk said, “The whole program is really geared at focusing on some safety presentations.  I think we find that kids sometimes get into some trouble and situations where they might get hurt.  We are going to talk about that with the kids.  We are also going to do our first soap box race.  We’re going to have a bunch of other games and prizes out there.  We’ll have a giant inflatable, and we’re building a 100-foot giant slip-n-slide for the kids to go down the hill.  It should be a lot of fun.”

VanKirk said having an event like this is important for two reasons.  “First, it’s important to get the information to the kids about how to stay safe during the summer break and get back into school next year with only good stories to tell.  Also, anytime there is police doing the community events, I think it is a nice time to let down our hair so to speak, and get engaged with the community in a non-law enforcement way.  Relax and get to know each other and talk about some community issues and so on.”

The Kids’ Safe Summer Blast includes a Soap Box Race, a Safe Summer Challenge, rides, games and concessions provided by the local Boy Scouts.  The events will be Saturday at the Point Township Recreation Park between 8:00a.m. and 6:00p.m.  More information about the event here. (Codi Jade)

Safe Summer