BOROUGH OF MORRISVILLE >> Parents, youth, grandparents and residents attended another successful KidsFest hosted by State Senator Steve Santarsiero on Saturday.
Balloons, fries and lots of smiles were the order of the day inside and on the grounds of Morrisville Middle Senior High School on Palmer Avenue.
The day was a lot of fun, from a canine demonstration by the SEPTA transport police to the spectacular landing of a state police helicopter on the athletic fields behind the school.
While the kids enjoyed fun activities, including crafts and balloon creations, their parents browsed information from the Pennsylvania Attorney General’s Office, NOVA, the State Treasurer’s Office, as well as ‘a number of local organizations including the Morrisville School District, Morrisville Opportunity Educational Association, Girl Scouts, Silver Lake Nature Center among others.
Several took the opportunity to get vaccinated or be vaccinated while others leafed through the information provided by the State on Covid 19 and vaccines.
Parents and grandparents also had the opportunity to meet Morrisville firefighters as their children and grandparents tried on plastic fire helmets and could sit in the driver’s seat of a fire engine. .
They also learned about fire prevention while riding in the Falls Township Fire Prevention Trailer. The state-of-the-art trailer teaches families what to do if a fire breaks out in their home, including having an escape plan, smelling a doorknob to heat, putting out a kitchen fire, and more.
“It’s nice to see all the kids having fun,” said Santarsiero, who spent the day greeting people and posing for photos. “It’s a beautiful day. And it’s great to see so much to see and do inside and out.
“The kids were especially excited to see the helicopter land. And I was too. I ran to see him, ”the senator said. “It’s something we needed after a year and a half,” he said.
The event was co-hosted by Herr Foods Inc., Independence Blue Cross / CHIP, McCaffrey’s Market, Sesame Place, Silver Lake Nature Center, Tasty Baking Company, Waste Management and Wawa.
Mark your calendars for these future events organized by Senator Santarsiero:
–On Saturday, October 9, the Senator is hosting a drive-thru flu vaccination clinic in the parking lot of Charles Boehm Middle School on Big Oak Road in Lower Makefield. The influenza vaccine will be administered free of charge for insureds and, upon request, the high-dose influenza vaccine for those 65 and over will be available. Registration is required for the event. After registering, you will receive an email with the required documents and a meeting time. Register at https://www.senatorsstevesantarsiero.com/event/flu-shot-clinic/
– A fall shredding event and toy drive will take place on Saturday, October 16 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at Holy Family University in Newtown. The Senator will co-host the free, non-contacting event with State Representative Perry Warren, with the toy drive in partnership with Toys for Tots to benefit children this holiday season.