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Making safety fun

Local events promote child safety, benefit Bish Foundation

The Bish Foundation’s annual Kids’ Expo attracts families from all over the tri-state area for the fun and safety information to protect their children. ‘Andy’ the clown gives Annalisa Morabito, 4, of Rocky Hill, Conn., a ‘tattoo’ during last year’s Expo. File photo/ Shawn Kelley. (click for larger version)
February 12, 2010
Although 10 years have passed since Molly Bish's fatal abduction from Commins Pond in Warren, she has most certainly not been forgotten.

The annual Kids' Expo at the Sturbridge Host Hotel, which promotes child safety and raises funds for the Molly Bish Foundation, will be held Monday, Feb. 15 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission is $3 for adults and $1 for children. The snow date is Tuesday, Feb. 16.

Kids Event Coordinator for the Host Julie Williams, said besides being a fun event for people of all ages, the Kids' Expo can be used as means of beginning what can be a tough conversation between parents and their children.

"It's a good opportunity for parents to start having conversations about safety with their children," Williams said. "That's something that everybody needs to be aware of, unfortunately."

Williams said kids, and parents, can participate in any number of activities, including bounce-houses, slides, balloon sculptures and face painting, or check out performances by Mass Motion Dance Academy, Team Elite Karate, Ronald McDonald doing his magic show or a basketball skills demonstration from the Harlem Globetrotters' Moo Moo Evans.

See Friday's Southbridge Evening News for complete coverage of community news.

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