CERT block party is Saturday

The 4th Annual Emergency Readiness Block Party will be April 6 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at LeRoy Jackson Park on Las Flores Avenue. The event will be presented by the Indian Wells Valley Community Emergency Response Team.

The purpose of the block party is to spread information, awareness, and education about how to prepare for an emergency to the public.

The event will provide fun opportunities for families to become more aware of preparedness issues and how to care for themselves in emergency situations.

In addition to CERT volunteers, police, fire amd other emergency response teams, will be there as will community businesses. Teams will be ready to answer questions, and to offer tips and other information.

Also joining CERT at this event will be High Desert Leapin’ Lizards, a local childcare resource, which will be celebrating the “Week of the Young Child” with free activities and entertainment for children and families.

“Week of the Young Child” is designated by the National Associ-ation for the Education of Young Children as a time to publicize programs and services that support children and families.

This year, the week is celebrated from April 14-20 with the theme “Early Years Are Learning Years.”

For details call 760-CERT-011 (760-237-8011).

Story First Published: 2013-04-03