The third annual Children’s Safety Day will be held this Saturday, September 22 at the J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum in downtown Claremore.
The event is sponsored by Claremore Electric and the Grand River Dam Authority and will operate from 10 am to 2 p.m.. It is free and open to the public.
Over 20 local agencies will be holding safety demonstrations to children through sixth grade and their families.
“The Safety Day will beneficial for the children and their parents,” said Claremore Police Chief, Stan Brown, “It gives us an opportunity to interact with children in a non threaten manner. The information that will be given out will be helpful to the child and the entire family.”
“The City of Claremore Electric Department and GRDA are presenting co-sponsors of the event,” stated J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum Executive Director Wayne McCombs. “Their participation has allowed us to add more booths and great prizes for the children.”
The Claremore Fire Department Safety Trailer will be open to all children and their parents. The trailer allows children to experience possible fire dangers in the home.
Boy Scout troop 828 will hold a bicycle safety check and bicycle rodeo. Children will need to bring their own bicycles.
Davis Museum curator, Jason Schubert will teach BB gun and general firearm safety.
Among participating organizations will be the American Red Cross, Blue Star Mothers, Boy Scout Troop 828, Claremore Electric Department, Claremore Fire Department, Claremore Police Department, Drug Free Community Program, Hillcrest Hospital-Claremore, M.I.L.K. digital ID program, Oklahoma Highway Safety, Operation Lifesaver, Rogers County Sheriff’s Department and SAFENET.
Also returning is a favorite with the children, Jack and Sandy the drug dogs with the Rogers County Sheriff’s office.
Officer Quinten Tucker of the sheriff’s office is Jack’s handler. “Jack is always ready to go into action. He has been trained to respond to the slightest command, but is very accommodating to children. The kids will love to see him.”
Claremore Wal-Mart Super Center has provided bicycles and other prizes for the children.
The J.M. Davis Arms and Historical Museum is the worlds largest privately held gun museum and houses more than 50,000 artifacts including saddles, spurs, Native American artifacts, WWI posters, western movie and TV memorabilia and more.
The museum is open Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 10- 5 and Sunday from 1-5 p.m. For more information call 918-341-5707.