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Masonic Lodge Chip Program — providing safety to area kids — Continues to accept registrations today

April 26, 2013

(Photo by Matthew Triponey/The Punxsutawney Spirit)

The John W. Jenks Masonic Lodge is conducting the second day of the Pennsylvania Masonic Lodge Child Identification Program (CHIP) at the cafeteria of the Punxsutawney Area High School today.

CHIP consists of a still photo and digital video interview, fingerprints and a DNA kit to be completed at home in order to provide parents or guardians with information that can be given to the state police in the event that a child is abducted or missing.

It also doubles as an opportunity to teach children safe practices. This year, Jeff Tech students are helping out with the program, with Dillon Conoran, Michael Williams and Harley Shields doing so as their senior projects.

It is free of charge, and there is no age limit.

RSVPs are no longer required, as there are plenty of kits. The event continues from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. today, but it will continue as long as there are children in the room.

Jeff Tech student Justin Gooden (right) takes Murphy White’s fingerprints.

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