Safety Fair Preview

The public is invited to attend the annual Jim Bean public safety fair from 9 a.m to noon Saturday, June 15 at Sankey park. 

All attendees are recommended to bring a bike, as all ages are welcome. Visiting children may receive free bike helmets provided by the police department, as well as bike safety inspections, minor repairs, bike registration, and even more. 

Along with the help with various things regarding bike safety, many local businesses will be attending. Those include Linn County Sheriff’s Office, Sweet Home Public Works, U.S Forest Service with a k9 and the ABC House.

Representatives from the boys and girls club as well as different summer bible schools will be there to discuss their summer programs and offer sign ups. 

Members from the city of Sweet Home will also be attending this event. City manager Kelcey Young will be hosting a ribbon cutting for the brand new swing sets that were put in Sankey Park. They hosted fundraisers selling gravel and mulch, and were able to raise enough funds for the sets. Young said this was one of the biggest requests for the park and will take place at 11 a.m.

This year the event will be hosting a raffle for free bikes. The raffle is free to enter, but in order to win a bike, attendees must be present to win. These bikes were provided by Radiator Supply House, Sweet Home Sanitation and Gregory Home Team. 

Hot dogs, provided by Thirftway, will be given out for lunch during the fair and will be cooked by members of the Elks Lodge.

Happening at the same location, will be the kick-off for the Summer Reading Program, hosted by the Sweet Home Public Library. This program will help prevent kids from falling into the “Summer slide” by keeping their brains engaged throughout the summer. This event will take place from 9 a.m to 1 p.m.

“[I] Encourage the community to come out to all of it,” Morgan said. “Bring your bike to the rodeo!”