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Keeping your kids safe at the fair

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WOOD COUNTY, OH (Toledo News Now) -

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

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

The Wood County Sheriff's Office is giving away free child identification cards containing vital information.

"Their photo, their fingerprint, and their information, their weight, height, eye color, and also has information on what to do if your child is missing," said Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn.

On the 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 the fair.

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

Members of the Wood County Sheriff's Explorer Post are taking pictures and fingerprints of 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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