Above, two-year-old Maria Thiessen gets footprint impressions taken with help from cadet Alexis Simpson of Royal Canadian Air Force Association’s 879 Wing, and secretary Lena Claris, as Maria’s aunt, Kelsey Thiessen, holds her during the 879 Wing’s Ident-A-Kid event at Cottonwood Mall last Saturday.
Ident-A-Kid is a child safety community service program where children are fingerprinted and photographed. The info is put onto an ID card for parents/guardians to carry with them in case misfortune happens to the child.
The local RCAFA wing has been taking part in Ident-A-Kid since the ’80s and has made identity cards of 6,800 children, from babies to 18-year-olds.
Their next event is Saturday, Sept. 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cottonwood Mall.