Police introduce wristbands to keep kids safe at pumpkin show

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Hundreds of kids were with their parents on Wednesday enjoying the rides and the food at the Circleville Pumpkin Show.  

It’s all fun and games. But keeping kids safe takes serious effort.  

Parents say there are so many distractions at the show that kids can get lost. Police realize that, too.  

They’ve introduced wristbands that lists children’s names and their parents’ number. All they have to do is approach a police officer or go to the information center. 

Chelly Klass works with the Circleville Pumpkin Show. 

“We will let you know on the intercom your kid is at the information booth,” Klass said.

Martha Brown, who is a mother, has the wristbands. But said it’s important for parents to keep an eye on their kids.

“It’s a crazy world, you know. Keep your babies close to you, you never know. In a blink of an eye, they wander off,” Brown said. 

The bracelets are free and can be picked up at the information desk.

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