Burns: Child safety anchors ‘Breakfast with the Easter Bunny’ on March 31

Child fingerprinting, bicycle safety, McGruff the Crime Dog all on tap

EBENSBURG, March 5 – Recognizing the importance of keeping children safe, state Rep. Frank Burns is building that theme into his inaugural “Breakfast with the Easter Bunny” set for 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, March 31 at the Young Peoples Community Center, 300 Prave St., Ebensburg.

Burns, D-Cambria, said child fingerprinting and IDs, bicycle safety tips and an appearance by McGruff the Crime Dog will figure prominently in the event. Free breakfasts from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. for children under 12 and the opportunity for photographs with the Easter Bunny will also be offered.

“Given everyone’s heightened concern for the safety of children, my staff and I decided that adding this event to our annual schedule would be an appropriate way to educate and help protect them, wrapped within the aura of having some fun,” Burns said. “Make no mistake, though: While we’re gearing up for everyone to have a good time, the primary focus of child safety is quite serious.”

Burns said Cambria County Crimestoppers will collect a requested $5 donation from any adult who wishes to have breakfast.

Anyone wishing to attend is asked to RSVP at (814) 736-7339 no later than Tuesday, March 20.