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First responders interact with kids at Sam’s Club Safety Day in Frazer

Nicole C. Brambila
Nicole C. Brambila | Tribune-Review
MaryEllen Schreckengost, of Arnold, holds a picture she took of her 5-year-old grandson, Christian, on Saturday, June 22, 2019, at Safety Day at the Sam’s Club in Frazer Township. Organizers estimated more than 200 people turned out for the annual event, which included a half dozen fire trucks, a police K-9, face painting, games and a visit from someone dressed as Iron Man.
Nicole C. Brambila | Tribune-Review
A Walmart employee paints a Wonder Woman headband onto 7-year-old Dianneliss Kristal Soto, of New Kensington. Dianneliss and her younger brother, Yeiriel Omar Soto, were among the kids who turned out for Safety Day, benefiting the Children’s Miracle Network and UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. Sponsored by Sam’s Club, the store raised $20,000 last year through events like Safety Day.

About a half a dozen fire trucks Saturday lined up for Safety Day at the Sam’s Club in Frazer Township, drawing more than 200 children and their families, organizers said.

Christian Schreckengost, 5, of Leechburg, tried on a fire helmet that engulfed his small head.

“It helps kids to see firefighters and policemen, to learn what they do,” said Christian’s grandmother, MaryEllen Schreckengost, of Arnold. “It just lets them know they’re there, in case they need them.”

The annual event included face painting, games, a police K-9 and sirens, food and a special appearance from a Walmart employee dressed as Iron Man. Safety Day and other Sam’s Club events throughout the year raised $20,000 last year for the Children’s Miracle Network, which benefits the UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh.

“All the money that we raise here goes right to our local hospital,” said Kimmie Keller, an assistant manager at Sam’s Club.

Nicole C. Brambila is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Nicole at 724-226-7704, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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