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June 12, 2014

Safety Fair draws residents, provides info

CLAREMORE —

RCI Insurance hosted its first safety fair Saturday afternoon and more than 350 people attended the event. 
Amber Helmuth had the initial idea.
“It was an idea in January and we meant for it to be a customer appreciation day which changed into a safety fair with a lot of local businesses participating by donating gift cards,” Helmuth said.
Charlie’s Chicken donated free chicken chunk dinners, Asiana donated a free meal and Comfort Inn Suite donated a free night stay. 
Several other businesses such as Walmart, Reasors, Sam’s Club, and Coney Island participated with donations that could be given away. 
Every hour, there was a drawing and prizes could be won by spinning the prize wheel. 
The Claremore Fire Department conducted car seat safety checks.
The Claremore Police Department showed children their police cruisers and their sirens. 
The Rogers County Sheriff’s Office even brought his horses. 
Ten individuals were able to donate blood for the American Red Cross at the event. 
The Blue Star Mothers had a display to show kids what they send oversees to troops. 
“We collect items such as baby wipes, ramen, shampoo, foot powder, cds, and candy,” said Wendy Inman.
Cherokee Marshals were handing out information about gun safety, RAD kids, and buckle up safety. 
The Cherokee Healthy Nation was handing out information on the wings program, free smoking cessation classes and was informing people about the 1-800 quit line.

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