Several local organizations and agencies are working together to put on the Seaside Family Safety Fair on May 16. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Seaside Fire Department, 150 S. Lincoln. The fair will feature a bike rodeo, so children are encouraged to bring their bikes. The short obstacle course/cone pattern is designed to help children learn to maneuver their bikes through stop signs and crosswalks and learn basic rules of the road, Seaside Police Chief Dave Ham said. Children also can get an inspection of their bicycle and help tightening chains, if needed.

The event also will provide education on fire safety, pedestrian safety, poison safety, ambulance safety and water safety and include clinics on child identification and carseats.

As children go through informational stations at the fair, they get a stamp on a card. When the card is full, it goes into a drawing for one of two bicycles, one for a girl and one for a boy, Ham said. Money for the bikes and other safety equipment and prizes, such as bells, horns, locks, spoke decorations and other fun stuff, was donated by the Seaside Rotary Club, the Kiwanis Club of Seaside, Providence Seaside Hospital and the Seaside Volunteer Fire Department.

The Seaside Police Department, Seaside Police Officer Association, Seaside Fire Department, Sunset Empire Park & Recreation District, Prom Bike & Hobby Shop, Providence Seaside Hospital, Clatsop County Health & Human Services, Kiwanis of Seaside, Seaside Rotary Club and Pizza Harbor are sponsoring the event. For more information, contact Ham at (503) 738-6311.

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