In order to help usher in safety awareness for the new school year, the Fort Polk Exchange hosted a loss prevention event called the “Bee Safe Back to School.”

The event was hosted on Saturday, August 4. It gave children the opportunity to engage in numerous activities that worked to educate them and their parents on safety precautions for the new school year.

A detailed education on various hazards children might face was provided, from hot weather to shopping cart safety measures.

All of these safety tips were presented in engaging and meaningful ways.

Children could take part in the arts and crafts table, where they could learn how to make their very own bumble bees. They could also participate in “Safety Bee-ngo”, a special variant of bingo which taught children the various traffic cautionary signs.

Children were able to enjoy a host of other activities, like Kid Karaoke, and could have their picture taken with Bumble the Safety Bee, the mascot for the Loss Prevention.

“It’s just a great way to pull the community together and really support our military families,” Loss Prevention Manager Patty Holton said. “Kids can really learn all that they need to know about safety precautions for the upcoming year, and they can have fun while doing it.”

The event was held on Saturday, August 4 from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the Fort Polk Exchange.