Students Get Lesson on Summer Safety

Students Get Lesson on Summer Safety

About 450 fifth and sixth-grade students from southern Vermilion County got a lesson on today (Tuesday) on agricultural safety.  The students attended a Progressive Agriculture Safety Days event at the Georgetown Fairgrounds.

Amy Rademaker, Carle Rural Health and Farm Safety Program Coordinator, says the event is designed to keep kids safe after schools let out for the summer….

(Some of the students attending the Progressive Agriculture Safety Day watch a demonstration on electrical safety.)

The students attended sessions on topics ranging from gun, water, and fire safety to meth awareness, electrical safety and staying safe while riding ATVs.

Students who attended are from Pine Crest Elementary School and Mary Miller Junior High in Georgetown, Judith Giacoma Elementary School in Westville, Salt Fork South Elementary School and Junior High School, and Prairieview-Ogden South Elementary School.

The event was sponsored by Carle Clinic and Bunge Milling.

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