Morning News â Jacque Burt greets families to the Eastern Idaho State Fair to explain Safe Place. If a child is lost, he/she may come to Safe Place by the midway gate by the rides. Parents will be alerted.
Safe Place is aiding children and parents should they become separated on the Eastern Idaho State Fairgrounds.
Safe Place volunteers greet families at the gate. The Safe Place tent is located next to the entrance to the midway (the rides).
Should the parents desire the service, each child is given a bright yellow sticker. The parentâs cell phone number of written on the sticker.
âWe ask for no names,â said Safe Place volunteer Jacque Burt. âIf the child and parents become separated, the child can come here or go to a security officer.
âThe cell phone number lets us get in touch with the childâs parents,â she said. âWe have coloring books and things to do for the child as he/she waits for his/her parents.
Eight or 9-year-olds probably know their parentâs cell phone number but if they are scared or confused, they might mix up the numbers, Burt said.
This is the fourth or fifth year this service has been provided.
Sunday night, Safe Place volunteers reunited 13 children with their families. During last yearâs fair, the service was used by 170 children.