"OPERATION SAFE SUMMER FOR KIDS" TO KICK OFF AT NEW LEMON GROVE LIBRARY

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July 11, 2013 (Lemon Grove) – Elected officials and representatives from the San Diego County Sheriff’s Department, Lemon Grove Firefighters, Lemon Grove School District, and other local public agencies will kick off “Operation Safe Summer for Kids” at the new Lemon Grove Library on Saturday, July 13, 2013, starting at 1 p.m.  The library is located at 3001 School Lane, Lemon Grove, CA 91945.

Sponsored by Thrive Lemon Grove, the event is focused on encouraging child safety and invites the public to take a more active role in the community.

“This new grass-roots community group aims to provide a voice for the Lemon Grove community, said spokesman Scott Robinson.  “Our goal is to work with elected officials and community organizations to bring a full spectrum of improvements to the City with the best climate on earth. These include adding vibrancy to the local economy, encouraging community involvement, supporting healthy initiatives to improve the lives of its residents, and supporting the revitalization of our aging neighborhoods.”

The event will provide free child identification kits, instruction on how to identify sex offenders near residences, information on how to keep the neighborhood crime-free, bring awareness of other available community resources, and help familiarize the community members with those entrusted to protect and serve them.  Refreshments will be provided.

“Keeping kids safe can be challenging for families, especially during the summer. This is the time when we see an increase in unsafe behaviors and activities involving kids,” said Lemon Grove Councilmember Vasquez. “I’m thankful that our community leaders have teamed up to share important tips with families, so that we can keep our kids safe."

Thrive Lemon Grove is a new community group focused on improving neighborhoods, public safety, health, and economy of Lemon Grove.  For more information about Operation Safe Summer for Kids, call (619) 357-6854.