Special Events

Summer safety day coming up

On Wednesday, Aug. 1 from 4 to 7 p.m., Boone County Health Center (BCHC) will host a summer safety day in the south parking lot behind the Boone County Medical Clinic.
Kids are welcome to bring their bikes to the event. Free helmets will be given away while supplies last, compliments of Cornhusker Motor Club. Bike safety tips will be taught, and bomb pops and other prizes will be given away as well.
As a highlight of the event, free car seat inspections will be offered by a certified car seat technician.
“Three out of four car seats are either installed wrong or are not used correctly,” said Prevention and Community Health Coordinator Nicole Levander. “Parents want their kids to be safe, but it can be hard; every car seat is so different. That’s why we’re here to help.”
BCHC will also be collecting old, expired car seats at the event. “A lot of times, parents or grandparents don’t realize car seats expire, but they do,” said Levander. “We collect the expired car seats and take them to a recycling center in Lincoln.”
Appointments for a free car seat inspection are appreciated, but not necessary. To make an appointment, call 402-395-3165.