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Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point: 2015 Safe Kids Day Full of Fun

By: Franciscan Health Last Updated: April 27, 2015

Franciscan-Safe-Kids-Collage-2015BMX Wonder Wheels demonstrations captivate the crowd during a Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point-Southlake YMCA free Safe Kids Day event April 25, at the YMCA. The program also was done in conjunction with Safe Kids Day Northwest Indiana and the Crown Point Community Foundation. Besides the bicycle trick shows, it offered numerous activities and demonstrations, including a fire safety simulator offered by the Lowell Fire Department; sports safety awareness, presented by the Franciscan St. Anthony Health Sports Medicine Institute; water safety discussion by the state Department of Natural Resources; child identification cards and DARE information, offered by the Lake County Sheriff’s Department; bicycle safety and helmet fittings; home and car safety and prescription drug safety. Trick rider Matt Lough is shown jumping a ramp up and over Jennifer Homan, trauma coordinator for Franciscan St. Anthony Health and Franciscan St. Margaret Health-Dyer, during one of two demonstrations. More than 300 people attended.

BMX Wonder Wheels demonstrations captivate the crowd during a Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point-Southlake YMCA free Safe Kids Day event April 25, at the YMCA.

The program also was done in conjunction with Safe Kids Day Northwest Indiana and the Crown Point Community Foundation. Besides the bicycle trick shows, it offered numerous activities and demonstrations, including a fire safety simulator offered by the Lowell Fire Department; sports safety awareness, presented by the Franciscan St. Anthony Health Sports Medicine Institute; water safety discussion by the state Department of Natural Resources; child identification cards and DARE information, offered by the Lake County Sheriff’s Department; bicycle safety and helmet fittings; home and car safety and prescription drug safety. Trick rider Bill Nitscke receives applause as he performs a stunt during one of two presentations. More than 300 people attended.

Nora Mays of Crown Point receives a temporary air brush tattoo applied by Aggie Sikorski of Hobart, owner of Aggie’s Creations, during a Safe Kids Day event April 25 at the Southlake YMCA in Crown Point. The free program was done in conjunction with Franciscan St. Anthony Health-Crown Point, Safe Kids Day Northwest Indiana and the Crown Point Community Foundation. It offered numerous activities and demonstrations, including a fire safety simulator offered by the Lowell Fire Department; sports safety awareness, presented by the Franciscan St. Anthony Health Sports Medicine Institute; water safety discussion by the state Department of Natural Resources; child identification cards; DARE information, offered by the Lake County Sheriff’s Department; bicycle safety and helmet fittings; home and car safety and prescription drug safety; and a BMX Wonder Wheels demonstration. More than 300 people attended.