Masonic Lodge plans child ID program
McCOOK, Neb. — Masonic Lodge No. 135 of McCook plans a "CHIP (CHild Identification Program) Event" during McCook's German Heritage Days celebration Saturday, Sept. 28.
Inside the front door of the Temple Building at 322 Norris Ave. in downtown McCook, from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m., parents and legal guardians can bring children for fingerprints, voice recordings, scent pads, DNA swabs and photographs, invaluable to law enforcement in the event a child goes missing.
All identifying items generated at CHIP events are the sole property of and given to the child's parent or legal guardian.
They are placed in a bag along with safety education information and taken home for safe keeping in case the need ever arises to give the items to law enforcement to help find a missing child.
Only the signed permission form is retained by the Masons of Nebraska.
There is no charge for the CHIP kit, and each child children can have a juice box and a cookie.