Lehighton Lodge 621 Free & Accepted Masons of Pennsylvania and the Community Services Committee of the Carbon County Association of Realtor's have announced a joint project creating a Kids Fair in the Palmerton Community Park from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, August 4.

This event is centered around the safety of the children in communities throughout Carbon County. The goal is to have a day filled with programs, informational displays and short seminars that will provide valuable information that will hopefully help keep children safe and provide them with safety tips that will help them make good decisions when they are in questionable situations.

The highlight of the day will be a CHILD ID PROGRAM (CHIP); when parents will be given an Amber Alert System compatible CD-ROM of the digital information collected. (Supplies are limited, so you may want to arrive early and complete the registration process.)

In the event that your child should ever become missing or separated from you, the Masonic CHIP "Purple Packet" gives law enforcement and recovery officials essential materials to help find your child. All identifying materials generated during a Masonic CHIP event are given to the child's family. The program is free participating parents, as a result of generous public and private donations.

In conjunction with this Kids Fair, the Realty Association will hold a community yard sale. Contact Paula Fritzinger or Chad at pfritzinger@kmarvin.com or 610-377-8000 for space. Light refreshments will also be available.

The Carbon County Association of Realtor's (CCAR) was created in 1979 as a trade organization that provides education, technology and political advocacy for real estate related issued at all levels of government for its members. Membership in CCAR realtors are also members of the PA Association of Realtor's (PAR) and National Association of Realtor's (NAR). CCAR, through its Community Services Committee, facilitates events to benefit the local communities its members serve and conducts fundraisers to finance its "Sunshine Fund" which contributes money to local Carbon County charities and children and families in need.

Freemasonry is the world's oldest and largest men's fraternity. It is a fraternity built on the cardinal virtues of brotherly love, charity and truth. Masons are men of charity and good works. In America, Freemasonry has been called "the world's greatest philanthropy," for contributing more than two million dollars every day to charitable causes which they, alone, have established.