Car seat round-up

Published On: Apr 27 2013 01:56:49 PM CDT   Updated On: Apr 28 2013 01:08:10 PM CDT
ONALASKA, Wis. -

Gundersen Lutheran teams up with a statewide initiative to help protect our children's safety.

They organized a car sear roundup on Saturday.

People were able to drop off any outdated or unwanted car seats in La Crosse, Onalaska, or Brice Prairie.

"Most people don't know but after six years or so, car seats are no longer good, they're generally outdated and they come up with new technology all the time," says Lindsay Seccombe, an event organizer, "we focus on trying to be a part of the community and making sure everyone is safe and that starts with your kids and making sure everyone is safe going from place to place."

The car seats are being broken down so parts can be recycled.

They are also organizing a number of free car seat checks throughout the community in the coming months.

Checks are scheduled for:

*Thursday, May 2, 3:00 - 7:00, Brenegan Chevrolet, Highway 16 in West Salem

*Thursday, May 9, 9:00 - 12:00, Onalaska Police Department, 415 Main St.

*Thursday, June 6, 3:00 -7:00, Brenegan Chevrolet, Highway 16 in West Salem

*Thursday, June 13, 4:00 - 7:00, Holmen Fire Department, 710 S. Main Street

A complete list including other areas of the state can be found at http://safekidswi.org/