Matt Gade, Deseret News
Four-year-old Allie Haro draws on a large mural with her sister, Ebenie, at the Safe Kid Fair at the South Towne Exposition Center in Sandy on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014. Child safety was in the spotlight at the event.
The Salt Lake County Health Department reported that an average of 16,366 kids are treated in emergency rooms each year in Salt Lake County for largely preventable injuries. Each year, an average of 329 sustain injuries serious enough to require hospitalization.
These numbers prompted the department, along with members of Safe Kids Salt Lake County and Clear Channel Media, to host Saturday's event. The fair featured more than 100 booths and activities geared toward safety, ranging from fire safety to bike safety to water and sports safety.
Children were able to win prizes, play in safety games and watch on-stage presentations. They were also invited to take part in a bike rodeo, and 200 bike helmets were given away at the beginning of the event.
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