Sunday cartoon: Stay hydrated

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BURRILLVILLE – Summer traveling is expected to return to the levels prior to Covid and this 4th of July holiday week will see many families across the area heading to beaches and seaside communities to watch fireworks displays and parades.

These holiday events are also taking place in multiple communities right here in this area, away from those beaches and seaside communities. With these family events, everyone must remember to always stay hydrated. Filling up coolers with water bottles is a great way to make sure that the family has access to cold water and beverages.

Kids should be drinking plenty of water while attending these fireworks and parades along with your family members. Kids are extremely active and should stay hydrated. The elderly should also stay hydrated and drink plenty of water whenever they feel thirsty. Dehydration can cause dizziness, light headed functions, vomiting, confusion and unconsciousness at any age. Water consumption is the best way to avoid any complications that may result from not drinking fluids.

Please remember; boosting up and buckling up your kids keeps them safer while driving to any of these holiday venues and returning home again. The safest place for kids to be properly restrained is in the backseat. Drive safely, don’t drink and drive, and watch for the many vehicles on our streets, roadways and highways this 4th of July holiday and holiday week. We want everyone to have a fun and safe 4th of July holiday!

Kids can even color this Sunday feature Buckleupallofus coloring cartoon in red, white and blue just like the American flag.

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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