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Keeping your kids safe at the fair

WOOD COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

Mondaywas the first day of the Wood County Fair, and that meant big crowds.

Organizersexpect 100,000 people to visit the fair through the week. For parents, standingin line at one booth could save their child's life.

TheWood County Sheriff's Office is giving away free child identification cardscontaining vital information.

"Theirphoto, their fingerprint, and their information, their weight, height, eyecolor, and also has information on what to do if your child is missing," saidSheriff Mark Wasylyshyn.

Onthe back of each kid-print ID are steps to take if you can't find your child –something that could easily happen, even to the most watchful parents at thefair.

"Whatwe've found is that people are so panicky, or maybe they're traveling and theydon't have a picture of their child with them," the sheriff said. "This cardhas everything that we can turn it right back to law enforcement and get usgoing full-speed and doing everything we can to get their child back for them."

Membersof the Wood County Sheriff's Explorer Post are taking pictures and fingerprintsof kids every day this week. The sheriff recommends parents hold onto the IDs,and get a new one for your kids at least ever two years.

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