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October 11, 2012

Fredbird Invites Families to Ride MetroLink With Him to Child Safety Day at The Pageant

Dianne Williams
Director of Communications
314-982-1440

Fredbird is participating in an important community event, Child Safety Day, this Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. Fredbird will board the 10:10 a.m. westbound MetroLink train from the Grand MetroLink Station to the Delmar Loop MetroLink Station and scoot over to The Pageant for Child Safety Day.

He is inviting bi-state area families to join him on the trip because along the way, Fredbird will give away Cardinals merchandise to fans on the train. Children 4 and under ride free on Metro. Children 5 and older and adults must have a valid Metro fare or pass.

The 6th Annual Child Safety Day is fun for children and is one stop shopping for parents when it comes to information about keeping their children physically, emotionally, and socially safe. The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, Missouri Highway Patrol, St. Louis Fire Department, St. Louis Cardinals, BMO Harris Bank, Home State Health Plan, INOBTR (I Know Better), Page Law, BJC, St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Metro Transit and other local businesses and groups are sponsors committed to keeping kids safe. Child Safety Day is free and is geared toward teaching families in a fun environment how to stay safe on the street, safe in the car, safe on bicycles, safe around strangers, safe on the Internet and safe at home, especially during home emergencies like fires.

Metro will educate children about safety around trains—not playing or walking on railroad tracks and not trying to beat the train by walking or riding their bicycles around the warning gates. Among the other Child Safety Day activities, there will be free flu shots for children and adults, DNA kits and fingerprinting, free fitted bike helmets, child’s bike giveaway, Medicaid information, college planning, storytelling, fire, auto, and first aid safety, and special units from the Metropolitan St. Louis Police Department and the Missouri Highway Patrol. Parents can also register to win a classroom/daycare party with Fredbird. For more information on Child Safety Day, go to www.stlchildsafety.com.

What: 6th Annual Child Safety Day
Fredbird gets on MetroLink at the Grand Station at Scott Avenue and Theresa
Avenue at 10:10 a.m. and rides to the Delmar Loop Station and walks over to
The Pageant for Child Safety Day. (Be early. Don’t miss the train or the fun!)

Where: The Pageant
6161 Delmar Boulevard
St. Louis, MO 63112

When: Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Metro Transit is committed to improving the quality of life in the St. Louis region. In addition to providing excellent public transit and promoting economic development, MetroBus vehicles and MetroLink trains are designated as mobile safe places for children and adults who need help.

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