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The Keeping Kids Safe Fair on May 21 offered an opportunity for military families to bring their children out to enjoy family-friendly activities while being able to get resources on abuse prevention, child safety and parenting.

According to Lisa Homer, family advocacy program manger, the event was a success with almost 300 attendees at both Fort Detrick and Forest Glen.

“All of the attendees seemed to have a wonderful time. Without the support of both our installation and community partners the events would not have been a success,” said Homer.

Children were able to participate in pony rides, face painting, a photo booth and a moon bounce, while parents could browse safety information from the Fort Detrick Safety Office, Directorate of Emergency Services, Family Advocacy Program and other local resources.

The DES provided fingerprinting and kits for parents in the event that their children ever go missing.

Normally scheduled for April during Month of the Military Child, the Keeping Kids Safe Fair was postponed twice this year due to inclement weather.

For more information about the Fort Detrick Family Advocacy Program, call (301) 619- 7453.