Safety Fair And Shred Event Moved To Later Months; Plans Underway
The Parma Safety Fair and Shred Event will be split into two events this year and moved to late summer and early fall, due to the pandemic. Both events will be free, and no registration will be required. State Health Department guidelines permitting, the Safety Fair will run 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 28 at the Parma Justice Center, 5555 Powers Blvd. The Shred Event will run 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Sept. 25 in the rear parking lot at Parma Senior High School, 6285 West 54th St.
At the late summer Safety Fair, safety experts will offer advice and safety giveaways. Activities under consideration include fire extinguisher and grease fire demonstrations; drone demonstrations; free fingerprinting for children; tours of the police station, firing range and jail; and visits with the K9 Unit, bomb squad and SWAT team. Children will be able to climb into fire trucks and see police cars and motorcycles up close. Firefighters will provide assistance to new parents who want to learn proper installation of child safety restraints in their vehicles. “After missing a year, it is terrific to bring back the Safety Fair and have our police and firefighters safely interact with our residents. It is a fun event the whole family can enjoy,” Mayor Tim DeGeeter said.
At the early fall Shred Event, a resident will need to show proof of residency with a driver’s license, gas bill or electric bill. There will be no limit on the amount of documents shredded. Residents will not be required to stay while their confidential documents are being shredded, but they will need to secure their documents in a tied bag or covered box if they leave. Paper documents cannot be bound with rubber bands, paper clips or binders, and no plastic folders or sleeves will be allowed. These materials can jam the shredding machine. A Cuyahoga County Solid Waste District grant will cover the shredding costs.
For future details about both events, call Parma City Hall at 440-885-8000 or follow @CityofParmaOhio on Facebook.
Carolyn J. Kovach
Director of Communications, City of Parma, Mayor's Office