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Summer fun, safety education await at Lantana safety fair

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Chris Muscle, emergency management coordinator for the Argyle Fire District. (Photo by Mark Miller)

From snakes and tornadoes to heat and lightning, the upcoming Safety Preparation Fair in Lantana will offer local families all the summer safety tips they’ll need.

Experts from the Argyle Fire District, American Red Cross, Denton County Sheriff’s Office, Medical City Denton and more will put on demonstrations and displays from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, July 22, at the Lantana Gazebo to help local families stay safe this summer.

The two biggest safety threats during the summer for children are them being left in or getting into hot cars and children in and around the water, said Chris Muscle, Argyle’s emergency management coordinator. The safety fair will aim to help kids and parents avoid the dangers of swimming pools and hot cars.

The fair, presented by Lantana Cares and the Argyle Fire District, asks the simple question, “Is your family ready?”

“There’s always something new you can learn,” Muscle said.

Rob Boles, a “snake whisperer” from Lantana, will teach fair-goers about local critters, including venomous and non-venomous snakes.

“He’s the guy everybody calls when they have snakes (in or near their home), and he comes out and picks them up and relocates them to a safe area,” Muscle said. “He’ll be out there providing information, like how to identify snakes and what to do.”

Some demonstrations will offer tips for caring for pets during the hot summer months, while others will have lightning protection systems and tornado shelters on display.

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