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Buckleupallofus Cruisin’ Safety National Night Out

Aug 24, 2021 02:12PM ● By Chuck Tashjian
By Jim Weicherding 
The first Tuesday in the month of August was a National Night Out evening hosted by police departments across America. An event on Tuesday, August 3, had a creative twist included that also incorporated a classic car and truck show with a well known popular child passenger safety mascot for kids. His name is Buckleupallofus. A ten foot tall air inflatable balloon designed to replicate the buckle up, boost up and car seat safety cartoon character was showcased reminding everyone about traffic safety. 
This Bucky Child Passenger Safety car show was hosted at the Crossings Restaurant and Putnam Bank located in Union Square, Putnam, Connecticut. Putnam Police Chief Chris Ferace sent two of his police officers to the car show to reach out to the kids attending this event educating them about buckle up safety in their town. Putnam Police Officer’s Chip Carney and Roy Hicks also posed for photos with little kids and the Buckleupallofus giant balloon with their thumbs up, buckle up poses. A Bucky Coloring Poster is passed out at area classic car and truck shows all summer long to kids to color in and display. Another Buckleupallofus Cruisin’ Safety Car Show with the Putnam Police and Fire Departments will be happening in the month of September in recognition of National Child Passenger Safety month.