Masonic Lodge to perform free child ID service

Alpena Hopper Masonic Lodge #199 will provide a free child identification program on May 17 from 2-6 p.m. at Shin-Ga-Ba Shores Park in Ossineke. The program is provided as a part of a Sanborn Elementary School Family Fun Day Event.

Each child who 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 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 completed packets current.

The Michigan Child Identification Program provides the family with everything needed for the Amber Alert System. Since 2005 over 65,000 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. For more information, call 466-3087 or go online to www.michiganchildid.org.