Peanut Festival Preparations: Keeping your Kids and Belongings Safe

Peanut Festival Preparations: Keeping your Kids and Belongings Safe

Rides, exhibits and lots of good food but the fun can be ruined by a lost smart phone or a dropped set of keys and most concerning, kids can easily get separated from adults.
Rides, exhibits and lots of good food but the fun can be ruined by a lost smart phone or a dropped set of keys and most concerning, kids can easily get separated from adults.

"My biggest fear would be losing her because she is everything to me. I'd be petrified if I couldn't find her," said Hope Dulaney, a Cottonwood resident.

Dulaney brings her daughter to the peanut festival every year but between the crowds, loud music and flashing lights, she worries that her daughter could accidentally wander off. She says one thing that helps is having her daughter in a stroller or wagon. But the best way to keep your kids safe in the event that they did get lost is to use the peanut festival's free wristbands.

"At our north gate and our south gate entrance volunteers are there and at each gate we put on a different color arm band. When you come in we give you a sharpie and an armband and you write down their name and your cell phone number in case the parent gets lost," said James Etheredge, the President of the National Peanut Festival.

Not only do kids get lost but valuable items are also easy to drop or misplace. Every year about a hundred cell phones, wallets and key are lost. If your child or an item like keys or a cell phone get lost go immediately to the booth that says 'lost parents' and if you lose say a hat or wallet and you don't realize it until you get home, you can always check with the main administration office.
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