BLACKFOOT – Jesse Smith needed an Eagle Project and Kenn Condon had just the thing. Smith joined forces with Condon to help organize a helmet give away that will take place at the Safety Fair during Pride Days.
Condon says the Safety Fair is really an event within an event.
"Our intent is to be able to replicate everything Jesse is doing this year into the Safety Fair in years to come."
Smith has arranged to have a couple different types of helmets available. As in years past, there will be bicycle helmets available. But, for the first time they are also providing all-purpose helmets to be used for activities such as skateboarding or in-line skating.
"This project has really helped me start to overcome my fear of talking to people on the phone and asking people for stuff," said Smith. "I have learned a lot about safety. I have always been the kind of kid that wears my helmet, but I hope this helps encourage others to wear a helmet and be safe."
There will be a total of 500 free helmets available at the fair. Trained staff from Barries Ski and Sport will be on hand to help fit and inspect helmets.
Smith said there is still time for the community to help with his project. Anyone interested in donating or volunteering at the fair can contact Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org  or call 782-9523.
The third annual Safety Fair will take place at Jensen Grove Saturday, July 16, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Smith's booth will be set up near the skate park.