Mifflinburg Safety Fair is Wednesday

Youngsters patted the nose of a State Police horse at a previous Mifflinburg Safety Fair. The mounted units are scheduled to return Wednesday evening.

MIFFLINBURG — The Mifflinburg Safety Fair, a night of activities, giveaways and fun, will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Mifflinburg Community Park, 131 N. Fifth St., Mifflinburg.

The night has become a Mifflinburg-area institution in short order. In fact, Mayor David Cooney has referred to it as Mifflinburg’s “National Night Out,” and noted the event is a youth-oriented expo.

“Everyone that is here is someone who works hard to benefit children and young people in some way,” said Cooney. “This is a great night for children and young people to actually meet those folks and see first hand what they actually do for them.”

Cooney observed that anticipation for the fair was riding high, as he had already received phone calls indicating that the annual Wednesday night event was this week.

Cooney counted the National Guard climbing wall and the Pennsylvania State Police horse-mounted units among the favorites.

Activities also include handouts of free child identification kits, a Target bicycle giveaway, vehicle extraction by the Mifflinburg Hose Company and appearances by Mifflinburg Ambulance, Pennsylvania Game Commission, Pennsylvania Fish Commission, American Red Cross, the North Central Task Force Command RV, and Paw Patrol Marshall.

Hot dogs, chips, water and Rita’s Italian Ice will be available free of charge.

Other sponsors include Weis Markets, S and M Catering, CPS Telecommunications, A+ Office Supply and Mifflinburg Bank and Trust.

Staff Writer Matt Farrand can be reached at 570-742-9671 and via email at matt@standard-journal.com.

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