April 7, 2011 in Washington Voices

Program gives kids bike helmets


Spokane-area Kiwanis clubs will host Paint-a-Helmet on April 16 at the Spokane County Fair and Expo Center, 404 N. Havana St., in Building C, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The children’s bicycle helmet program will provide free white helmets to kids ages 3 to 16, which they can then paint and decorate. Volunteers will fit the helmets for the children and show parents how to maintain the proper fit. Parents and children will be encouraged to wear helmets every time they ride their bikes. If the helmet is damaged, the Kiwanis will replace it.

Music and entertainment will be provided throughout the day. Helmets are limited and will be given on a first come, first served basis.

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