Safety Village Halloween Fun Fair set for Wednesday

ASHVILLE — The Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village is hosting its 9th annual Halloween Fun Fair for the families in the community this Wednesday from 4-8 p.m. (rain or shine), at 2695 Route 394 in Ashville, next to BOCES. Children, ages 12 years and under, may dress up and trick or treat door to door among the many miniature buildings that make up the Safety Village.

Owners and volunteers of the buildings will be dressed in kid-friendly costumes to pass out candy. Optimus Prime and Moana, have made a special trip to have their pictures taken with the young guests.

Families can enjoy an old fashion wagon ride, thanks to Land-Pro (formerly Z and M Ag and Turf). They can also take a ride on the Safety Village Express train. Food, kettle corn, face painting, cotton candy, pumpkin painting and more will be available.

There is something for everyone. General admission is $3. Children, ages 4-12 years will be admitted for $2 and children 3 years and under are free. Cash and credit cards are accepted,

See all the upcoming events and class information at www.childrenssafetyvillage.com or on Facebook, under Children’s Safety Village.

All proceeds from the events help the Safety Village to continue providing the hands-on safety training that is so important to the children in our community.

The Safety Village is a not-for-profit organization which was formed in 1996. The DFT Communications Educational Facility, where classes are held, is surrounded by a child-sized village, complete with a business district, paved roads, a railroad station, street signs, sidewalks and everything one would find in an actual village. The purpose of the Safety Village is to educate children, primarily in the areas of traffic, bike and fire safety. The goal is to decrease the number of unnecessary injuries and unfortunate fatalities of children in the community by allowing them to experience hands-on safety training that they will remember for a lifetime. The lessons they learn may one day save their life. The Safety Village offers training and certification for First Aid, CPR & AED through the American Heart Association (both on and off site). In addition, a full babysitting course is offered which includes a certification in First Aid, CPR and AED.

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