Child ID Program Available
The Washington Childhood Identification Program (CHIP) will be preparing identification packages for kids at the Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum.
Posted July 11, 10:26 am. E-mail this article to a friend.
By The Chronicle

The Washington Childhood Identification Program (CHIP) will be preparing identification packages for kids at the Chehalis-Centralia Railroad & Museum on Saturday.

The Lewis County Freemasons, with the assistance of the Lewis County Sheriff’s Volunteers, will host a station from 11 to 4 p.m. at the historic steam train, at 1101 Sylvenus St. in Chehalis.

The CHIP program provides parents with a package that includes a DNA swab, a dental bite impression, fingerprints and a two-minute DVD of the child that can be provided to local media outlets in case the child goes missing. Over 3,500 identification kits have been created for parents since the Masons became locally involved in the program in 2006.

The identification kits can also be made for adults with any condition which may cause them to become lost.

The Masons and sheriff’s volunteers will also host a CHIP session at noon on July 20 at the Mayfield Lake Youth Camp, at 394 Winston Creek Road.

Another session will be held at the Mossyrock Blueberry Festival on Aug. 2, from 11 to 4, at Mossyrock High School.

The Masons and sheriff’s volunteers will be hosting a booth at the Southwest Washington Fair as well.

For more information, contact Ian Ricker, Lewis County’s CHIP coordinator, at 740-1639.