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CARE Fair will highlight public health, safety

WESTPORT - The 2nd annual CARE (Caring About Residents of Essex County) Fair will be held Saturday, May 8, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Essex County Fairgrounds in Westport. The B.E.S.T. Walk will be held in conjunction with this event, and is scheduled to start at 10:30am.

These events will address many issues, including underage drinking, domestic violence, bicycle safety, child safety seat placement, and issues for the elderly. Admission and most events will be free. The CARE Fair promises to be a fun and informative day for people of all ages.

A bike rodeo will provide free bicycle helmets to the first 150 children who bring their bicycles. Free T-shirts will be available for the first 200 students who register for the B.E.S.T. Walk. There will be a child safety seat inspection and Operation Child ID event. The Champlain Valley Search and Rescue K9 Unit will be on hand to share information about services and introduce the K9 team.

There will be games, events, demonstrations, prizes, giveaways, and more. Food vendors will be available for those who get hungry. Admission is free but, if possible, please bring a non-perishable food item to benefit local food shelves.

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