Safe Kids Stark County to Host First “Safe Kids Day” Event Since COVID-19 Pandemic in Minerva at the end of May!
(Jackson Twp., OH) – Safe Kids Stark County is set to host the first Safe Kids Day event after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The event will take place at:
- The event will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2022.
Minerva Middle School’s Sports Complex is located at 600 E. Line St. in Minerva.
The family-friendly event is free and open to all Stark County and Carroll County residents.
Residents can enter for a chance to win raffle baskets and other giveaways at partner tables.
The following events are sponsored by partners of Safe Kids Stark County for families to enjoy:
• Aultman- Wow Van
• First Tee of Canton, Putting Green
• Mercy Medical- Safety Trailer
• StarkMHAR- Inflatable Dart Game
• Minerva YMCA- Crafts
• SAFY- Coloring Station
• K9 Demo
• ODH/Matrix- Mobile Vaccine Van
• Beacon Charitable Pharmacy- Brain Dice Game
• Live Music/DJ- Rhino Entertainment
• Appearances from FeLeap the Frog and Safety Pup
• Stark County Health Department- education on Environmental Services,
Health Promotion, and THRIVE program
• Carroll County General Health District- Safety Station
• Minerva Fire Department- Fire Trucks
• Minerva Police- Cruisers/ Gun Lock Handouts
• Safe Communities- Safety Education
• SARTA- Cornhole
Safe Kids Stark County is a local coalition of Safe Kids Worldwide. The nonprofit organization has worked to help families and communities keep kids safe from injuries since 1988. Most people are surprised to learn preventable injuries are the #1 killer of kids in the United States. Throughout the world, almost one million children die of an injury each year, and almost every one of these tragedies is preventable. Safe Kids works with an extensive network of more than 400 coalitions in the United States and with partners in more than 30 countries to reduce traffic injuries, drownings, falls, burns, poisonings and more.
The Stark County Combined General Health District (Stark County Health Department) was founded in 1920 and is celebrating a century of health. The department is currently the ninth largest health district in the State of Ohio which serves the public health needs of over 250,000 people. The jurisdiction of the Stark County District is that of the 17 Townships, 12 Villages, and the cities of Louisville, North Canton, and Canal Fulton. The mission of the department is to assess, protect, promote, and improve the health of Stark County through leadership, quality service, and community partnerships.