Children’s Expo & Public Safety Day to be held on new date: Sunday, September 22nd

July 19, 2019 Brewster, NY — County Executive MaryEllen Odell is once again pleased to invite Putnam County residents to the Children’s Expo & Public Safety Day, on its new date, Sunday, September 22nd, from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the TOPS (Training and Operations) building on the Donald B. Smith Campus, 112 Old Route 6 in Carmel. Admission is free.

“Putnam County is a great place to live,” said Odell. “Our county is frequently cited as one of the best counties in the state to raise children and that’s because we are committed to keeping Putnam safe through the efforts of police, local government, social service agencies, private partnerships and extraordinary volunteer fire departments and service groups.”

The Children’s Expo is presented by the Child Advocacy Center (CAC), the Bureau of Emergency Services of Putnam County, and the Friends of the Putnam CAC. “This event is about community and provides an opportunity to meet and celebrate all the people and organizations who give so much of their time to serve children and families,” said Ken Clair, commissioner of the Bureau of Emergency Services. “We’re looking forward to showing residents the latest in Fire Prevention and Safety Services.”

“It’s an easy way to educate families on health and safety issues, as well as the support services available to them in the community,” added Marla Behler, program coordinator of the CAC. “All while having fun.”

The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office will once again be offering Operation SAFE CHILD.  Operation SAFE CHILD cards contain a child’s name, biographical information (date of birth, gender, height, weight, hair color, eye color, etc.), and a fingerprint image of both index fingers.

In addition, exhibitors will offer information on a wide range of programs, services and activities for children and families in addition to games, a giant bouncy house, face painting, raffles, food and lots of free giveaways!

For more information on sponsorship opportunities contact Marybeth.ross@putnamcountyny.gov  or call (845)808-1400.