Last updated: July 18. 2013 7:13PM - 136 Views
Jack Latta
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Two local businesses are joining forces this weekend to present a full day of both kid and canine friendly events.

ABCO Security and KlaasKids Foundation had previously announced that they would sponsor a “Child Safety Day Print-A-Thon” event Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This week, event organizers decided to move the activities to Archer Park to coincide with “Dawg Day Afternoon.”

ABCO’s event will feature a free child-safety kit, including digitized fingerprints, an updated photo, a DNA collection kit developed by the California DNA Laboratory, child safety tips and a nine-point plan on what steps parents can take in the event a child disappears.

The Dawg Day Afternoon event, which will be going on simultaneously at the park, will offer inflatables for kids, a concession stand, t-Shirts and pet goodies, live music, face painting, and several pet themed activities including pet costume contest, pet show, and pet tricks.

The pet event is sponsored by Diamonds in the Ruff.

There will be a blessing of the animals at 1 p.m., followed by the pet show at 1:15 p.m.

The KlaasKids Foundation is a national child safety group created following the 1993 kidnapping and murder of 12-year-old Polly Klaas. The foundation sponsors programs designed to promote awareness and education for parents and children in an effort to protect children from violence.

Since 1994, similar “Print-A-Thon” events have fingerprinted and photographed more than 1 million children, at no cost to their families.

Marc Klaas, father of Polly Klaas and founder of KlaasKids, will be at ABCO the day of the event.

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