ABOUT TOWN: Child Safety Fair a Win for Stoughton Families
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OPERATION KIDSAFE A HUGE SUCCESS: Kiddie Academy of Stoughton held a Child Safety fair on Saturday, March 2, and dozens of families came by to enjoy the festivities.
Operation KidSafe took photos and fingerprints of the children using a sophisticated video capture device. Each parent was given a quality 8.5 x 11 printout which can instantly aid the police in case of an emergency.
Kiddie Academy, which is located at 1204 Washington St., had a number of activities and vendors on hand Saturday, in addition to the KidSafe station.
The Stoughton Police and Fire Department were on hand, with goodies for the kids.
There was a room of interesting vendors, some 20 in all (some we have pictured.) They included Operation KidSafe, Stoughton Fire Department, Alright Dental, CareCentral Urgent Care, MassBike, American Cancer Society: Team Bandit Busters, Christine Do of Keller Williams Realty; Jim Vlahos with Rodan and Fields Dermatology Products; J.F. Trocki Landscaping, Joe Pomfret and Julie Pomfret of Lauzon Mixed Martial Arts; Tim Nguyen of Organo Gold, Elissa Gordon of Paperly; Annie Factor of Annie Banannie; Creative Playthings of Easton; Dirt Dawg Sports and Susan Bunker of Discovery Toys.
Curious George was there to greet the kids, and everyone was entertained by magician Bryan Lizotte. There was face painting, arts & crafts, and free refreshments, as well.
The kids had a wonderful time, and the parents came away with a little peace of mind for the future.
David Rudnick, owner of the early education center, told About Town, "I was really pleased with the turnout. We had 165 children fingerprinted. The weather cooperated and the kids had a blast."
HAPPY BIRTHDAY: Happy Birthday to Arlene Cachopa, Town Meeting member, and former member of the Stoughton Finance Committee. Her husband, Manny, served as Chief of Police in Stoughton. To Leslie Cain Tamarkin of Stoughton, who is a B.U. grad, and a Norwood native. To Gail Roth, a Jackson, Mississippi native, who lives in Stoughton with her husband, Richard. She is currently recovering from eye surgery. To Finance Committee member Patricia Colburn, whose husband Tom serves on the School Committee. And, to Isabella Iacobucci, daughter of Patch writer Christine Iacobucci. Bella, a second-grader at the Hansen School, turns 8.