WPSO offering safety wristbands at fair

Published 10:27 am Tuesday, October 18, 2022

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Washington Parish Sheriff Randy “Country” Seal and the Washington Parish Sheriff’s Office will be offering free identification wristbands for children and special need individuals who may become separated from their parent or guardian.

Please come by the WPSO Command Post to obtain the free identification wristband. The wristband is for identification purposes only. They are not valid for rides. We are located by the entrance to the midway to obtain your free wristband.

Always designate a meeting point at the fair in the event you are separated from your children or others who accompany you to the fair. Suggestions are the train near the rodeo arena or the clock near the stage.

Advise children who may become lost to seek out a uniformed officer who will take them to the Sheriff’s command center near the entrance to the midway or the Franklinton Police Department command center near the main entrance. Children will be able to remain at the command center until claimed by parents.

Seal recommends taking a picture of your child before leaving home.

“We are ready for the best fair in the world and look forward to seeing everyone,” he said.