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 Deputy Santiago with kids at this year's program.

For more information, contact Dep. Michelle Tewell,
Community Resource Officer, at 726-4488.

Each year, the Sheriff's Office, along with the Citrus County Chronicle, hosts the Sheriff's Summer Safety program for kids and parents.  The event is held at the Citrus County Auditorium and helps keep everyone informed about staying safe, particularly when kids are out of school.  The day is filled with activities for children, including many drawings for prizes.  Each kid will also receive a string backpack filled with goodies (while supplies last).  Free bike helmets are distributed (while supplies last), too. As always, the elementary classroom having the highest percentage of attendance on both the east and west side of the county will get a pizza party with Sheriff Dawsy as a special guest.

A new partnership with Suncoast Business Masters helped make this year’s summer safety event even bigger and better than before.  SBM added a wide array of summer camps and activities available to the youth of Citrus County, making fun-filled, rewarding options accessible to youngsters, parents and families.