Franciscan Educational Program Aims to Keep Children and Families Safe

By: Franciscan Health Last Updated: November 11, 2015

franciscan-southlake-2015Benjamin Barden, left, and his cousin Kenneth Brady, both of Gary; take a spin-the-wheel home fire safety quiz at a Franciscan Alliance Safe Kids Day program Nov. 7 at Southlake Mall in Hobart.

The program, offered in conjunction with the Safe Kids Northwest Indiana organization, offered numerous activities and programs dealing with bicycle safety, car seat safety, distracted and impaired driving, and fire, home, medication and sports safety-concussion awareness.

There also were other games and giveaways for the dozens of participants who took advantage of the free event.

Shown with the youngsters are Franciscan Alliance Marketing Department representatives Paula Veronie, right, who reads a question to Benjamin; and Amy Delahunty, who coordinated the program.