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HAGERSTOWN, Md. (Sept. 17, 2012) – U.S. Cellular, the Washington County Sheriff's Office and the Washington County Division of Emergency Services will hold a free event for National Safety Month on Sat., Sept. 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the U.S. Cellular store located at 17163 Cole Road in Hagerstown.

At the event, U.S. Cellular will host an array of activities for children, parents, and local residents. The local Boy Scouts troop will also talk about survival skills and give tips for natural disasters. This event is designed to be both fun and educational allowing people to come and meet business leaders, local heroes, and visit with friends and neighbors.

Safety event attendees will:

  • Learn about child safety and pick up a free DNA kit

  • Speak with fire and sheriff department personnel

  • Tour police cruisers, ambulances and fire trucks

  • Learn how to dial 911 on a cellphone

"U.S. Cellular is pleased to host this safety event, which is just one of the ways we provide the best customer experience," said Dana Dorcas, director of sales for U.S. Cellular in the Mid-Atlantic. "In times when disaster strikes, we offer free battery swap, charging stations, and often have car phone chargers available for purchase. These are some of the many ways we treat every customer like a neighbor, not a number."

U.S. Cellular will offer free giveaways and in-store promotions for both new and current customers at the event. Attendees are also encouraged to pick up a voting code at the store for the companies Calling All Communities campaign which will award $1 million to local schools. The school that garners the most community votes will win $150,000 and the next 17 schools with the most votes will receive $50,000. For more information, please contact the store at 301-582-3418.

About U.S. Cellular
U.S. Cellular rewards its customers with unmatched benefits and industry-leading innovations designed to elevate the customer experience. The Chicago-based carrier has a strong line-up of cutting-edge devices that are all backed by its high-speed nationwide network that has the highest call quality of any national carrier. Currently, 31 percent of customers have access to 4G LTE speeds and 58 percent will have access by the end of 2012. U.S. Cellular was named a J.D. Power and Associates Customer Service Champion in 2012 for the second year in a row. To learn more about U.S. Cellular, visit one of its retail stores or To get the latest news, promos and videos, connect with U.S. Cellular on, and

For more information:
Melissa Watkins
Public Relations Counsel
Cell: 804-402-5316

Laura Lualhati
U.S. Cellular