Parma Safety Fair, Shred Event This Month

Parma’s annual Safety Fair, a community family event for area residents to learn valuable safety information, is scheduled for Saturday, April 28 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Parma Justice Center, 5555 Powers Blvd.

The annual community shred event, scheduled at the same time, has been moved to the parking lot at City Hall in an effort to alleviate traffic issues from past years.

The Safety Fair is a cooperative effort of the Parma Fire Department, Parma Police Department, City of Parma and Parma City Council. The highlight of the Safety Fair is the medical chopper landing, which is scheduled at noon, after which kids and their parents can explore the chopper. The Fair also includes a Police K-9 demonstration, a grease fire demonstration, information about gun safety, fingerprinting, Internet safety and much more. Organizations represented at the fair include University Hospitals, Cleveland Metroparks, and Parma Animal Shelter. 

Mayor Tim DeGeeter calls the day “educational and fun for the whole family, and something our residents look forward to every year.”

The community shred event, which was plagued by traffic issues last year, has been moved to the City Hall parking lot so as not to interfere with Safety Fair traffic. Police officers will be on hand to direct traffic in and out of the parking lot, and signage will be posted as well. Shredding services will be handled by Shred-it and are paid for by a grant from the Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District. 

Parma residents should bring identification – a driver’s license or utility bill – and also a donation of canned or non-perishable food items for the Parma Hunger Center, which will be on-site collecting the food items.

Jeannie Roberts

Communications Director for the City of Parma

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Volume 10, Issue 4, Posted 10:16 PM, 04.01.2018