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Kids Safe Zone celebrates anniversary

Posted: 4:12 PM, Jun 01, 2016
Updated: 2016-06-02 10:04:41Z
Kids Safe Zone celebrates anniversary
Kids Safe Zone celebrates anniversary
Kids Safe Zone celebrates anniversary
Kids Safe Zone celebrates anniversary
Kids Safe Zone celebrates anniversary
The Penn North Kids Safe Zone celebrated its one-year anniversary Wednesday.

Founding director Ericka Altson said the safe zone has had 21,000 visits from children in just a year, despite having no formal funding.

Alston said in a news release she didn't want to make a big fuss about the anniversary, so children could enjoy a normal day.

"If we don't celebrate being open, perhaps the children will finally realize that they deserve to be safe and secure in their very own community, perhaps they'll believe this is normal," Alston said.

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