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Safety fair rescheduled for June 5

By Staff | May 27, 2010

LAHAINA — Lahaina Cannery Mall will host the 2010 West Maui Safety Fair from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, June 5. 

The event was originally scheduled on Feb. 27, but closures and evacuations associated with a statewide tsunami warning forced its postponement.

More than a dozen local, state and federal agencies will participate in this afternoon of safety education to share insight on disaster preparedness, personal safety, crime prevention, public health, and children and senior resource information.

“It’s ironic that this event, designed to help members of our community prepare for a natural disaster, among other safety concerns, was derailed by a tsunami warning,” said Lynn Okamoto, Lahaina Cannery Mall general manager.

“But it only reconfirms Lahaina Cannery Mall’s commitment to hosting such educational opportunities that keep our families and neighbors safe.”

Participating organizations include Civil Defense and CERT (emergency preparedness), Maui Police Department (child safety seat inspections), Maui Fire Department (child identification cards), Maui Electric Company (electrical safety, energy conservation, renewable energy), Department of Water Supply (water conservation), American Heart Association, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary (marine safety), county Office on Aging (senior safety), Maui County Hotel & Resort Security Association (visitor safety), Red Cross (emergency safety) and the University of Hawaii Department of Agriculture (food safety).

The free, interactive, educational event is sponsored by Rotary Club of Lahaina Sunrise, Lahaina Cannery Mall, Maui Electric Company and the County of Maui. For more information, call 661-5304 or visit www.lahainacannery.com.