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For Immediate Release: Contact:
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1994 Corey Bearak
(718) 343-6779


Over 150 children participated in Project KidCare at "Safety Fair '94", sponsored by the Northeast Queens Jewish Community Council [NEQJCC], on Sunday, October 2, 1994, from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., said NEQJCC President Corey B. Bearak. Mr. Bearak praised the work of NEQJCC Executive Director Sharon Nadel who organized "Safety Fair '94" at the Samuel Field YM&YWHA, 58-20 Little Neck Parkway in Little Neck. Y Executive Vice President Bernard Kimberg estimated that some 2,000 resident took advantage of programs aimed at all ages. The program also attracted visits from Member of the Assembly Mark Weprin, Community Assistance Unit Deputy Director Pinchas Hikind representing Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, District Attorney Richard Brown's Counsel Lois Raff, Councilman Sheldon Leffler's Assistant Counsels Bernice Siegal and Felicia Putter, and Borough President Claire Shulman's Assistant Sara Pecker.

"The children enjoyed the exhibits, including Officer McGruff," stated NEQJCC President Bearak. "Children climbed on a real Fire Engine, sat in a police car, checked out a Police Emergency Service Van and a real ambulance, pet Police Horses and saw the Transit Police Canine Unit in action," reported NEQJCC Executive Director Nadel. Other programs included "Officer McGruff Talks about Safety Workshop" for children, "Fire Safety for Kids", "Home Security" and Personal Safety" workshops for adults, and children's photo/ fingerprint identification cards [Project KidCare].

"Our program featured presentations by the Police, Transit Police, Fire, and Transportation Departments, the State Police, the Queens District Attorney's Office, the Queens Borough President's Office, the Queens Jewish Community Council [represented by Executive Director Manny Behar], the Automobile Club of New York, the Queens Women's Center, and the Little Neck-Douglaston and Hatzolah Ambulance Corps," according to NEQJCC President Bearak. "Safety Fair '94" also featured a three-hour self defense workshop for women of all ages. Residents also took advantage of the opportunity for residents to register their cars in the Combat Auto Theft ["C.A.T."] program and the vehicle identification number auto-etching program and join the Block Watchers or Auxiliary Police."


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