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:i I !1 i CAPE GAZETTE, Friday, Aug. 8 -Aug. 14, 2003 - 51 Truitt Insurance to host safety event Aug. 16 Truitt Insurance in Lewes will host a community event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 16, at the Cape May-Lewes Ferry ter- minal in Lewes, with the focus on safety awareness and reducing the incidence of vehicle theft. Delaware SAFEKIDS Coalition will be on hand to provide free child-seat safety checks, and SafeLite Auto Glass will offer free Vehicle Identification Num- ber (VIN) etching. The City of Lewes will be rep- resented with its police depart- ment, which will bring its Com- munity Policing Unit to the event. Officers will underscore the event's focus on safety with lots of giveaways for kids, including pencils, stickers, coloring books and more - all with kid-friendly safety information included. They will also have child identiti- cation kits for parents along with instructions on how to use the kit. The Lewes Volunteer Fire De- partment will have a truck on dis- play and in addition to offering fire-prevention safety informa- tion, firefighters will have a sup- ply of smoke detectors and batter- ies available. The day's events will- also in- clude CAT Country Radio's live broadcast at the ferry terminal. According to Delaware SAFEKIDS Coalition, an estimat- ed 82 percent of car seats are in- smiled or used incorrectly, which may lead to serious injury or death should an accident occur. All parents are encouraged to bring their vehicles to the terminal to ensure their children's safety seats have been installed correct- ly. During the check, SAFEKIDS will teach parents the proper in- stallation method and will check for any recalls that may be in ef- fect for a particular safety seat. Tang Soo Do & Fitness Academy to host antiabduction training seminar for youths In an effort to make children in the Cape Region safer, Delaware Tang Soo Do & Fitness Academy will conduct a free, one-hour per- sonal safety and antiabduction seminar for kids ages 5 to 12, at 5:30 p.m., Friday, Aug. 22, in Georgetown. The training alms to give chil- dren a fighting chance against physically abusive adults and sex- ual predators by increasing their awareness about potentially dan- gerous situations. The interactive session will fea- ture role-playing scenarios in which children learn appropriate responses to danger, including setting verbal boundaries, running away, telling a trusted adult and calling 911. The seminar will also introduce children to some of the physical resistance techniques they can use in the event they are confronted with unavoidable danger. Last summer, the national press highlighted several abductions and abduction attempts of chil- dren. This coverage heightened awareness to both parents and the public. Recently, with the mirac- ulous recovery of Elizabeth Smart, child abductors are back in the news. Space is limited, so early regis- tration is recommended. Delaware Tang Soo Do & Fitness Academy opened its doors in mid- May and recently celebrated its grand opening July 19, with a tournament and fundraiser for St. Jude's Children's Research Hos- pital. For more-information or to reg- ister, call the academy at 856- 2228. Welsh joins Moore, Warfield & Glick Cindy Welsh recently joined the staff at Moore Warfield &-Glick Inc. Realtors in Ocean City, Md. Originally a native of Roanoke, Va., Welsh now resides in Laurel and is a licensed Realtor. She is a graduate of Ferrum College with an associate degree. Welsh has a love for sports, es- pecially softball and volleyball and is also an avid lighthouse col- lector. Anyone considering a relocation to the Maryland or Delaware beach area is asked to call Welsh at the 120th Street office at 800- 289-2822, Ext. 6273. WELSH Coalition members will also dis- tribute other informational mate- rials. Residents and visitors are also invited to bring their cars to the terminal for a free VIN-etching, a process that has been shown in some studies to decrease auto theft by as much as 98 percent. Law enforcement and the insur- ance industry agree VIN etching has proven to be an effective de- terrent to vehicle theft, said Thad Truitt, owner/agent of Truitt In- surance. "It's a process by which the ve- hicle's VIN number is etched into the windshield, side windows and back glass, and we've found that this significantly decreases the chance of the vehicle being stolen," Truitt said. Essentially, said Truitt, the process provides a vehicle with its own set of fingerprints, which makes the vehicle easily traced if stolen. Thieves can easily remove a car's VIN plate, but the only way to remove a VIN etching is to re- place all the glass in the car, which can be costly. Many new cars sold today are being etched by the dealers or manufacturers, who usually pass that cost on to buyers. "We are pleased to offer this service to our policyholders and to all community residents and visitors as well," Truitt said. "We hope everyone takes ad- vantage of this opportunity to safeguard their vehicle with the VIN etching, and more important- ly their children - with child safe- ty seat checks and identification kits ." Refreshments will be available for purchase. For more information, call Tru- itt Insurance at 645-6459. Gmlml Solar heat reduction makes your home more comfortable and energy efficient year-round Fade & Glare Control Protect your furnishings and artwork from lhe sun's damaging UV radiation. 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