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Ag Safety Day held at Cherokee Community Center

Friday, April 24, 2009

Gary Chase Fire Chief of the Cherokee Fire and Rescue is pictured giving a helping hand to Braydon Clyde who is pictured using a fire extinguisher to put out a small blaze. The demonstration was part of the Ag Safety Day that was held on Tuesday at the Cherokee Community Center. Cherokee Farm Bureau and the Cherokee County Extension Office sponsored the event. See more pictures of Ag Safety Day on page 9 inside of today's issue of the Chronicle Times. Photo by Mike Leckband
On Tuesday forth-graders from all of the Cherokee County Schools (Cherokee, Aurelia, Marcus-Meriden-Cleghorn and River Valley) spent the day attending Ag Safety Day at the Cherokee Community Center.

The program consisted of 11 different safety stations where demonstrators taught the students about different safety issues. The Cherokee Farm Bureau and the Cherokee County Extension office sponsored the event.

Organizer Kim George, Office Administrator at the Cherokee Farm Bureau, said, "This is a wonderful way for our community to come together and teach our kids about Ag safety."

George, along with Brenda Medick of the Cherokee County Extension. hosted 148 kids and their teachers through many safety demonstrations including farm safety, gun safety, electrical safety, lawn safety, and fire safety, just to name a few.

The students also had lunch while attending the Ag Safety Day which was provided by the Chesterman Company, Fareway, the Cherokee County Pork Producers, Hy-Vee Food Store, Hy-Vee Distribution Center, McDonald's, and many area business that donated to the project to make it possible for the kids.

Each student who attended the program also received a bike safety helmet that was provided by Butch and Bonnie Sleezer of Sleezer Fertility Center.

This was the third year that George had organized this event and she said she is already looking forward to next year.

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