Gun safety presentation set

WEST MILTON — McGruff the Crime Dog and federal police officer Keith Carter will be making an appearance at the Milton-Union Public Library from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, June 16. They will be teaching children proper gun safety through a National Rifle Association presentation and real-life scenarios.

Any child from kindergarten to fifth grade is welcome, although the program is geared towards 6 to 8 year olds. Parents and grandparents who attend will receive a free gun lock. And everyone who comes gets to enjoy free pizza!

Carter has served in military and law enforcement for more than nine years, and currently works in Cincinnati under the Secretary of Veterans’ Affairs. Other positions have been with the Miami County Sheriff’s Office, Perry Township Police Department, and the Veterans’ Affairs Hospital Police Department. He also served an Asian and European tour of duty with the United States Army.

Carter’s partnership with the library started when he brought “Women’s Survival Techniques” to Milton-Union, a popular program that teaches women how to be aware of their surroundings and escape dangerous situations.

For more information about this or other programs, call (937) 698-5515 or visit

The library is located at 560 S. Main St., West Milton.