BURRILLVILLE — Parades of giant Buckleupallofus balloons reminding tens of thousands of children, teens and adults to buckle up for safety this July 4th weekend, take place in popular annual parades across the State of Massachusetts. Bucky, as the kids like to call him, will be safely strapped into his dinosaur tail seat belt as he rides on top of a flatbed vehicle transporter truck provided by Lynch’s Towing of Brockton, Mass. .
Bucky will appear in two holiday weekend parades this year. The first parade will be held in the town of Randolph, Mass. from 6 p.m. tonight. It will start at Higashi School and travel the city’s 1.3-mile parade route, ending at Randolph High School. This popular 4th of July Eve parade will be watched by more than 20,000 spectators who will attend this festive event in a community in the South Shore region and near the city of Boston.
The actual 4th of July parade will take place in the town of Milford, Mass., with over 10,000 spectators in attendance. This annual holiday event begins at the IHOP Restaurant on Medway Road at 10 a.m. and runs through this community parade route, ending at Draper Park on Main Street.
Buckleupallofus was a huge attraction at the recent Memorial Day Parade held in the town of Avon, Mass. parades, festivals, fairs and family events.
Bucky’s event showcases have been scheduled through the end of this year and early next year, with more requests received each week from across the region, including New York State, Chicago, California, Florida and Minnesota. Most of these requests are sent by police and fire departments as well as community groups and organizations. The demand for Buckleupallofus balloon display attractions and product giveaways for kids to take with them with coloring cartoons and characters educating them on their safety is incredible. The parades provide a fantastic opportunity to reach tens of thousands of children in one venue which is also complemented by the many classic car and truck shows, race tracks, community events and radio broadcast events in which Bucky attends throughout the spring, summer and fall. seasons each year. In fact, Bucky leads the long line of classic cars and trucks, as well as vintage vehicles, on these parade routes.
This hugely popular vehicle and child passenger safety mascot is in an ideal position to encourage children, teens and adults to always buckle up when appearing in parades, as many spectators attend these events while throughout the year. Children Across America staff and volunteers provide all children who attend these parades with thousands of coloring posters, stickers and Bucky fridge magnets for the safety of child passengers and children in hot cars. while walking both sides of the parade route and their display at the final destination. .
This Sunday cartoon features one of those Bucky safety coloring cartoons handed out at those two 4th of July weekend parades. Buckleupallofus, the red, white and blue child safety dinosaur with a seatbelt for a giant tailed balloon, dominates everything that appears at these parades and events. Bucky leaves a lasting impression on vehicle safety, especially when it comes to small children. Add thousands of Bucky coloring posters and take-home safety products, and you have a great safety campaign that sticks in everyone’s mind. Photos of giant Bucky balloons and coloring-in posters will be popping up on social media, in emails, and posted on walls in kids’ bedrooms and family fridges everywhere this year. Imagine how many lives will be positively impacted by this big blue dinosaur with a friendly smile and a seatbelt tail. Thousands of children and families will be reminded to always Buckleupallofus.
Have a safe and happy 4th of July everyone!
Jim Weicherding is a Burrillville resident and the founder and creator of an award-winning road safety effort Seasons of Safety. Weicherding provides coloring cartoons for children, which can be printed out and used to help parents discuss safety issues with their children. He has a long list of police and firefighters in his family and has worked with law enforcement and firefighters in a creative public safety capacity for over two decades. Jim was also appointed to Children Across America as Director of Events and Creative for their child safety program initiatives and nationwide child safety awareness campaigns.