Old Town Hall hosts the Masonic Child Identification Program during Dairyfest, Aug 11

Winchester's Old Town Hall. Zandbergen photo, Nation Valley News

WINCHESTER — North Dundas Lodge No. 320 will host a Masonic Child Identification Program during Dairyfest, August 11, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m at the Old Town Hall. The program is designed to give parents the piece of mind of having reliable means of identifying their children in an emergency. The Masonichip program is sponsored by The Masonic Grand Lodge of Canada in the Province of Ontario.

There are no “microchips” involved. Professional volunteers take digital fingerprints, a cheek swab for DNA, dental impressions and video of the child. This service is free of charge and the parents are given a bag with all of the data on their child as well as the swab and dental impressions. No information about your child is saved or stored by the program.

Little Ray’s Reptiles will also be at the Old Town Hall and a face painter. It should be a fun day. Parents of smaller children are encouraged to bring a toy to distract them with.

For information about the masonichip program check out masonichip.ca.

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