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Apr 26

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Festival Safety Tips

It’s time for the Mountain Mushroom Festival and with the festival comes all kinds of great things. There is always great food, great entertainment and many great items to purchase.

The Estill EMA/CSEPP office wants everyone to have fun and be safe through the festival weekend. Here are a few safety tips to make sure you and your family have a safe and fun festival.

  • When possible, visit the festival with another person.
  • Be aware of your surroundings and trust your instincts. Do not feel embarrassed to leave an uncomfortable situation.
  • When asking for directions, first look for a police officer or another public employee, or go into a nearby business.
  • Do not carry large amounts of cash.
  • If you must carry a large amount of cash, separate it from your purse or wallet and carry it inside clothing (i.e., in a hidden pocket or a money belt).
  • Be careful and alert when cashing checks, or using a cash machine. Never let someone see how much money you have in your wallet, or where you keep your money.
  • Pickpockets are often attracted to crowded places. They often work in teams of two or three; one may create a distraction while the other one lifts your wallet. Be aware of someone who bumps, shoves or gets too close.
  • Don’t tempt a thief by leaving your purse or wallet unattended. It only takes a second to grab it.
  • Keep a watchful eye on young children and teach them where to go if they get separated from you. Have them carry an ID card or a piece of paper with their name, parents/guardians’ name and a phone number where someone can be reached.
  • Make sure to have older children check-in periodically at a designated location or have them call you.

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