An annual event intended to keep area children safer is returning to Northport next weekend.

The Safe Kids Safety Fair will feature educational games, free giveaways and much more for children all of ages. Whether parents want to learn how to prevent toddlers from getting into hazardous household materials or pick up tips for getting teen drivers home in one piece, the fair aims to offer something for everyone.

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Organizers for the event said in a press release that accidental injuries are a leading cause of death for children and being proactive about preventing them save lives.

This year's Safety Fair is set for next Saturday, June 10th, at the Northport Civic Center from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

There, parents and kids will find interactive games designed to teach young people safe behaviors at home, at play and on the road.

The Pilot Club of Tuscaloosa will be also be on site providing free helmets for very young children from toddlers to second grade while supplies last, and adults will be on hand to discuss the need to wear one while engaging in any 'wheeled activity," like bicycling, skating or scootering.

In addition to all the activities and information specifically related to child safety, the event will also offer non-educational fun including a photo both with costumes and props and a bounce house.

The event, sponsored by the City of Northport, the Northport Police Department, Children’s of Alabama, the Pilot Club of Tuscaloosa County and Safe Kids Tuscaloosa, kicks off next Saturday, June 10th, at 10 a.m.

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