The 5th annual Sumner County Child Safety Day Celebration was held at Triple Creek Park in Gallatin last Saturday. A record crowd of several hundred children and adults attended the festive event.
Police officers, firefighters and other first responders from across the county were on hand to offer children and their parents a variety of safety tips. Live safety demonstrations included selecting life preservers, installing child car seats and fitting bicycle helmets.
Children had the opportunity to participate in a variety of fun activities, including face painting, carnival games, a large outdoor bubble splashpad and the chance to ride a seat belt crash simulator. They also had the chance to interact with a new attraction this year, the Sumner County Emergency Service robotic “mini ambulance.”
Along with the activities under the park pavilion, guests also toured helicopters from the Tennessee Highway Patrol and Vanderbilt Life Flight and public safety vehicles from a variety of other agencies.
As in prior years, the highlight of the event was the child bicycle giveaway.
“This year we were able to give away 60 bicycles which were donated by area public safety and legal organizations and individuals,” said Sumner County Sheriff Sonny Weatherford. “Thanks to their generous donations, we had our best giveaway ever.”