As part of the Old Car Festival on Saturday, June 10 the Portage-Brady Masonic Lodge #340 will be providing a free child identification program. This Michigan Child Identification Program provides the family with everything needed for the Amber Alert System.
Since 2005 over 85,000 Michigan children have received this valuable service. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children considers the Michigan Child Identification Program to be one of the most comprehensive of its kind.
Each child that goes through the process will receive a dental impression as well as a CD containing a photo, video, digital fingerprints and their vital information. Parents or legal guardians of children who participate must be present and fill out a permission slip for the child to receive this service. Children who have already received the service are encouraged to repeat the process every two years to keep the information in the packets current.
The screening program will be conducted from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at 104 South Main Street in downtown Vicksburg. For questions or more information about the event you may call 269-612-7424 or consult the Michigan Child ID Web Site at http://www.michiganchildid.org.