Public safety open house is Saturday

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The Princeton Police and Fire departments are throwing a party – and all Princeton-area residents are invited.
The two public safety agencies are teaming together from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. this Saturday, June 28, in hosting an open house for the new Princeton Public Safety Building, located at 305 21st Ave. S. in Princeton. That’s in the city’s Aero Industrial Park and about a half mile south of Wal-Mart on 21st Avenue.
The event kicks off with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m.
There are big plans in store, including a free lunch that includes hot dogs, chips, baked beans and a beverage.
If you’re in mood for a treat instead of a meal, there will be free snow cones and popcorn available to all.
Police officers and firefighters will give tours of their portions of the public safety building, while kids will get to enjoy face-painting, an inflatable bounce house, and free souvenirs.
The Princeton Fire Department will bring a fire safety trailer and share safety tips. They will also have demonstrations on vehicle extrication and how they use life-saving tools like the Jaws of Life.
The Princeton Police Department will share tips on car seat safety and have a station set up where child identification information will be available. Officer Jason Cederberg will also attend with his K-9 partner, Skar, for a demonstration on the abilities and agility of the department’s canine officer.
Construction on the $2.2 million public safety building was approved by the Princeton City Council in March 2013 and construction began soon after. It was completed late in 2013 and officially became the home of the Princeton Police Department and Princeton Fire and Rescue Department during the third week of January 2014.
The majority of the project is being funded with proceeds from the city’s municipal liquor store.