Home » News » Public Safety
Child safety program fills Nashua gym
NASHUA - Hundreds of families packed Nashua High South on Saturday for Family Fun Day, an annual festival of games, activities and demonstrations hosted by Lil' Iguana Children's Safety Foundation.
Parents and children roamed the gym, filled on one side with bounce houses, hula-hoops and colorful characters and on the other with booths where treats were doled out and face-painting, hair-glittering and balloon-twisting services were available.
Family Fun Day is one of Lil' Iguana's most popular events, meant to reach out to local families with the organization's message of child safety, health and fitness.
"I think it's fantastic that Nashua has something like this," said Hudson resident Victor Oates as his son, Lucus, 2, joined a line of Zumba dancers.
Lil' Iguana was launched 19 years ago by Nashua resident Jim Tomaszewski, who found himself having to answer some tough questions from his son, then 5, about Jeffery Curley, a 10-year-old Cambridge boy who was kidnapped, sexually abused and murdered.
Tomaszewski's wife, Laurie, said that was a "tipping point" for her husband, who realized he had to teach his son and small daughters how to be safe.
"It's a non-threatening, music-based program," said Laurie Tomaszewski who was volunteering at Family fun Day with her two daughters, Erica and Eden, who are now adults. "We have a musical stage show that goes into schools and kids act as mentors for their peers."
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Motorcyclist suffers minor injuries in Saturday crash in Laconia - 0
- 18-year-old located with mother, brother on Mount Monadnock - 0
- Two killed in North Hampton plane crash - 0
- New fire training facility proposed in Nashua - 0
- 2 die in North Hampton plane crash - 0
- NH police on lookout for drunken drivers - 5
- Marine Patrol called to multiple crashes - 0
- Hiker rescued on Mount Monadnock - 0
- Laconia accident results in minor injuries for motorcyclist - 0
READER COMMENTS: 0
- Know the Law: Know your rights when dealing with debt collectors - 0
- Ask SCORE: Getting help with routine chores allows owners to focus on critical issues - 0
- Another View - Richard Ober: We have to act now to stop the decline in NH's future prospects - 0
- Another View: Gordon Humphrey -- Rubens will bring principled, courageous leadership to Senate - 0
- Firefly dress could set the world on fire - 0
- As school year starts, talk of new testing begins in Manchester - 0
- Wildcats focus on positives following opening loss - 0
- NHIAA Field Hockey Preview: Exeter, Pinkerton girls thinking big - 0
- Frank Jones' foray into ale-making in Portsmouth is a success - 0
Sherborne takes Manchester city golf crown
Two killed in North Hampton plane crash
DWI License Revocations