Stay Safe As You Enjoy The Highland County Fair

Monterey, Va – The Highland Medical Center offers some tips to keep you and your family safe while having fun at the 60th annual Highland County Fair. For the youngest fair goers, your children, make sure you keep an on them and know where they are at all times. If you do get separated, notify the fair office or local authorities as soon as possible. And teach your child to stay put as soon as they realize they’re lost – a wandering child is much more difficult to find because their location keeps changing.

Pay close attention and obey the rules posted for all amusement rides. If you have long hair, make sure it’s secured in such a way as to not get caught in the mechanics of the ride by using a hat or a hair tie. Make sure kids know they must stay seated and keep their hands and feet inside the ride at all times. And always use the safety equipment provided such as a seatbelt, shoulder harness or lap bar. Wait until the ride comes to a complete stop before exiting.

The weather may be starting to turn a bit cooler, but that doesn’t mean the risk of sun damage has gone away, so be sure to wear a hat and sunscreen . And if the weather is warm, be sure to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. They also recommend wearing closed toe shoes rather than flip flops to protect your feet.

Never eat, drink or put anything in your mouth while visiting the barn animals. And make sure it’s safe to pet an animal before you or your child, do so. After visiting the barns and petting the animals, be sure to wash your hands with soap and water. If you can’t wash your hands, hand sanitizer is the next best thing.

Keep these recommendations in mind as you enjoy the 60th annual Highland County Fair in Monterey, Virginia.

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Heather Niday

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