Putnam Police Department partners with Buckleupallofus


BURRILLVILLE – Putnam Police Department has partnered with Buckleupallofus for National Child Passenger Week in 2021. A recent Buckleupallofus classic car and truck show was hosted by The Crossings Restaurant and Putnam Bank located at Union Square in Putnam, Conn.

Today is the first day of National Child Passenger Safety Week, running from Sunday, Sept. 19 through Saturday, Sept. 25. At the show, Putnam Police Chief, Chris Ferace, sponsored the Bucky Kids Safety Classic Car Show trophy and chose the vehicle he liked the most to win that trophy to take home. Plenty of Bucky safety coloring posters were passed out to kids in attendance. They also received free brownies topped with vanilla ice cream from The Crossings Restaurant while coloring the cartoons with their favorite colors.

Putnam Police Captain Lussier and Chief Ferace posed for a Thumbs Up! Buckle Up! photo with the giant Buckleupallofus Balloon.

The Crossings Restaurant now has Kids “Seasons of Safety” coloring placemats inside their dining area for all the kids to color in every day of the week throughout the year.

On Tuesday, Sept. 21, a Buckleupallofus Kids Safety Classic Car Show and BBQ will take place from 5 until 7 p.m. at The Crossings Restaurant and Putnam Bank. Bucky coloring coupons and crayons provided to all of the kids by the non-profit organization, Children Across America, Milford, Mass. home chapter and 7-Eleven stores everywhere. Putnam Police Department will also host a brand new “Seasons of Safety” Kids coloring section on their official website soon. The series is for police officers, firefighters, parents, teachers, librarians, pediatricians, nurses, family clinics, daycares and caring adults to print out and pass out to kids across the area to remind them about their safety any day of the week – for free! 

Jim Weicherding is a Burrillville resident, and the founder and creator of an award-winning traffic safety effort Seasons of Safety. Weicherding contributes kids’ coloring cartoons, which can be printed and used to help parents discuss safety issues with their children. He has a long list of police officers and firefighters in his family and has worked with law enforcement and firefighters in a creative public safety capacity for more than two decades.

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