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October 2, 2015

Ride MetroLink with Fredbird to the 9th Annual Child Safety Day on October 10

On Saturday, October 10, children, parents, grandparents, friends and family have the unique opportunity to travel with Fredbird and celebrate the St. Louis Cardinals’ 10th Central Division title on their way to fun, family-friendly activities focused on safety.

Area families are invited to join Fredbird on MetroLink and ride to the 9th Annual Child Safety Day. Fredbird will board the westbound MetroLink train leaving the Grand MetroLink Station at 9:51 a.m., and ride to the Delmar Loop MetroLink Station for Child Safety Day. During the trip, special items will be given away to the children riding along. Children 4 and under ride free on MetroLink, and adults and children 5 and older must have a valid Metro ticket or pass to ride on MetroLink.

Child Safety Day takes place on Saturday, October 10, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the corners of Delmar Boulevard and Hodiamont Avenue, adjacent to the Delmar Loop Station. The annual event is free and open to the public. The event focuses on teaching families 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.

Child Safety Day features fun activities for children, including live music by Zion and the Yard Band, and free bike helmets for kids, while supplies last. It also features great resources for parents and grandparents when it comes to information about keeping children physically, emotionally and socially safe.

The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, St. Louis Fire Department, St. Louis Cardinals, St. Louis Rams, Helmets First, Metro, Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services-Office of Minority Health are just a few of the many participants who are committed to keeping children safe.

About Child Safety Day

Marketing Concepts by Harriett created Child Safety Day in 2007 with the help of the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department as an educational response to the rescue of two kidnapped children, Shawn Hornbeck and Ben Ownby, in Kirkwood, Missouri. Since that time, Child Safety Day has broadened its focus to provide a wide range of child safety information.

About Metro

Metro is the operator of the St. Louis region’s public transportation system, which includes the 87 vehicle, 46-mile MetroLink light rail system; 391 MetroBus vehicle fleet that operates on 77 MetroBus routes in Missouri and Illinois; and Metro Call-A-Ride, a paratransit fleet of 120 vans. Metro is an enterprise of Bi-State Development (BSD), which also owns and operates St. Louis Downtown Airport and its surrounding industrial business park; the Gateway Arch Riverboats, as well as operates the Gateway Arch Revenue Collections Center and Gateway Arch trams. BSD also operates the Bi-State Development Research Institute and the Regional Freight District.

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