Cary-Grove Masonic Lodge to offer child ID program Aug. 6
The Illinois Freemason and Cary-Groove Lodge 1157 are conducting the Masonic Child Identification Program at the 10th annual Cary-Fox River Grove National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 6. It will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Phil Horn State Farm Insurance, 111 Main St. in Cary.
Parents will get for each child an ID package which includes fingerprints, a DNA sample, and a CD containing a still photo and a short video. All materials are given to parents for safekeeping and no information is kept except a permission form.
The program is free of charge.
The ILCHIP program was developed incooperation with the Illinois State Police Amber Alert Program.
Thousands of children have been identified throughout Illinois through the Masonic Child Identification programs sponsored by local Masonic Lodges as part of their community service programs When you consider the frightening statistics that over 1 million children are reported missing in the United States each year, there are over 100,000 attempted abductions by non-family members for the same period, and the value of this program is enormous.