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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 parentâ€™s cell phone number of written on the sticker.
â€śWe ask for no names,â€ť said Safe Place volunteer Jacque Burt. â€śIf the child and parents become separated, the child can come here or go to a security officer.
â€śThe cell phone number lets us get in touch with the childâ€™s parents,â€ť she said. â€śWe 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 parentâ€™s 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 yearâ€™s fair, the service was used by 170 children.