Safety is an important issue for everyone, and an event set for Saturday in Urbana seeks to make safety a fun learning experience for all involved.
The 18th annual "Playing It Safe" family safety fair will take place Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Champaign County Fairgrounds.
The event is hosted by Carle Foundation Hospital and Safe Kids Champaign County. Admission, parking and all of the fair's activities are free of charge.
Carle's Interpersonal Violence and Safety Education Coordinator Patty Metzler said she's always impressed with the variety of people who come to the event.
Metzler made the comments Friday on the WDWS Morning Show.
Saturday's event will have more than 40 interactive learning stations, including disaster education and one-on-one talks from nurses, firefighters and EMTs. Children will also be able to build their own first aid kits. Between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., the first 1,500 guests will receive free hot dogs courtesy of Sonic Drive-in. The event will also have hourly prize drawings and will provide free bottled water throughout the day.