Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Mums is that you?

OK, maybe not mums, but Happy 60th Birthday Mom.

This Saturday, May 17th, the Windmill Farms Community Watch is sponsoring a Family Safety Fair from 2-4PM. This event, which all of Forney, Terrell and the surrounding areas are invited to attend, will feature booths, information, games and characters from over 25 different organizations, including the Kaufman County Sheriff’s Office, the North Texas Poison Center, the Kaufman County Master Gardener, the YMCA and the Department of Public Safety (see below for complete list).

Kids will have an opportunity to meet McGruff the crime dog, Smokey Bear, Vince & Larry (the crash test dummies), Sparky the fire dog and the Chick Fil A cow! In addition, the Sheriff’s Office plans to bring several police cars as well as K-9 units, the Forney Volunteer Fire Department will be bringing a fire truck and the local ambulance service will have an ambulance – all for the kids to tour.

In addition to information and brochures about various safety related topics, free child identification kits, sponsored by Capital One, will be available. There will be a bounce house for the kids and the first 250 children to attend will be able to participate in the Safety Scavenger Hunt to win prizes sponsored by T-Mobile. Additionally, other prizes, including free passes to the Forney Starplex movie theater will be given away to adults who register at the event.

The Family Safety Fair will be held at the Spyglass park area in Windmill Farms, near the intersection of Iron Gate Blvd & Reeder in Windmill Farms. From Highway 80, exit Windmill Farms Blvd, which is just east of Forney; follow Windmill Farms Blvd into the community to Reeder at which point you will make a left turn. After passing Forney Middle School at Windmill Farms Blvd & Reeder, the Spyglass park area will be on your left before you reach Iron Gate Blvd.

Singing Man BBQ will be on hand selling barbecue and providing live entertainment and the Windmill Farms Community Watch will have a concession stand with hot dogs, nachos and more – the proceeds from the concession stand will support Community Watch efforts in Windmill Farms.

Visit the Windmill Farms Community Watch website at for more details.