Free safety ID event in Massena to offer fingerprints, photos, safety info Sept. 11
MASSENA -- The Massena Police Department and the Massena Masons will hold a Safety Identification Event during the Massena Harvest Festival at the Masonic Temple, 90 Main St. Saturday Sept. 11, from noon to 4 pm.
They will be set up outdoors on the sidewalk in front of Cornell’s Dry Cleaners, or upstairs in the Lodge area if the weather is not suitable.The Safety ID Program is open to the public and offered free of charge to all families within the County. No scheduled appointment is necessary.
Participants will receive a free packet of individual information to assist law enforcement in the safe recovery of a lost or missing child, student, or adult. All ages are welcome. Permission slips for minor children must be signed by a parent or guardian.
The identification process includes fingerprinting, photos, and a short questionnaire. All information is given to the parents; only consent forms are retained. Participants receive a laminated photo ID card, a printout, and a CD-ROM containing all information as well as safety tips and materials.
The Masons and the Massena Village Police urge all families to keep this important, updateable information in a safe place, and to take it with you when traveling. This information can be imperative in the safe recovery of a lost or missing person.
If you received an ID at a previous Masonic event, now is a good time to update. As children grow, it is a good idea to get an update every year or two. Take your CD-ROM with you to this event, and the information can be made current.
The program is sponsored by New York State Mason.
For more information, contact John Schneider, District Safety ID Chairman, at 250-1765, or [email protected]