The Community Lutheran Church hosted it’s first-ever Health and Safety Fair on Oct. 22. The family-friendly event featured car seat inspections and fire truck tours, among a group of many other family-oriented activities.
“That’s what we’re here for, the community,” said Kimberley Byrum director of CLC’s Community Kids Christian Preschool.
Started as a directive from church leadership for a community outreach event, Byrum decided to use her background and experience as a child car seat technician to put on a health and safety fair.
The event took several months of planning as well as nearly 60 volunteers. Several local business and safety organizations contributed to the event. Saving Loudoun’s Little’s conducted the free car seat inspections, while Sterling Ted Britt Chevrolet brought a demonstration car for seat installation training. Additionally, the Sterling Volunteer Fire Company provided a truck for area residents to learn and explore.
Reston Hospital provided a “teddy bear clinic” for children to diagnose their stuffed animals and learn more about medical safety. There was also a children’s yoga class, face painting station and several other interactive activities.