Muskingum Valley Safetytown for 2013 has been completed. More than 80 children ready to enter kindergarten in the fall participated in the two-week program.
The sponsor, Beverly Lions Club, would like to express our thanks to the following who helped with monetary donations: Duke Energy Corporation, St. John's Evangelical Church, Sponey's IGA, Muskingum Valley Chamber of Commerce, Citizens Bank Co., Schilling Truss, B&W Pharmacy, Muskingum Valley Hardware, Waterford PTO, Waterford Commercial & Savings Bank, Dietz, Futrell & Walters Insurance, Mane Experience, First Impressions Salon, Raymond Jones, Adkins, Timber Products, Prieto & Schott CPA's, Miller's Plumbing & Electric, AEP, Mount Moriah Lodge 37 F.&A.M., American Legion Auxiliary 389, American Legion Post 389, Sons of American Legion Post 389, Skinner Firestone, Moore's Hand-Cut Glass, Joe Huck Contractor, McCurdy Funeral Home, Heiss Plumbing & Electric, Dough Boyz Pizzeria, McDonald's, and Dr. Phil and Jennifer Lowe.
Thanks to the OCCL Club members from Guys & Dolls, Buttons & Bows, Miracles to Memories and Delta for preparing the snacks. Thanks to the Corner Store, McDonald's and Sponey's IGA for help with the snacks. Thanks to the Lions members for Safetytown set up and for running the stoplight.
Thanks to Fort Frye School District for the use of the Beverly/Center Elementary School and help from the staff.
Thanks to the teachers: Heidi Fryman, Dawn Spurr and Sue Sampson and to the 35 volunteers who helped the teachers with the students each day.
Lessons on topics of farm, stranger, bully, bus, bicycle and helmet, water, poison, fire, emergency and first-aid, backpack, hand washing, electrical, home, and pet safety were taught through videos, speakers, demonstrations and activities.
Thanks to the following presenters: Missy Hesson, Beverly Squad members, Candi Nelson, Air-Evac Lifeteam, Jennifer Greene, Dr. Phil Lowe, Zandra Francis, Debbie Smith, Deputy Craig Brockmeier, Campbell's Farm, Jessica Lauric, Tabitha and Brady Kutscherenko and Dr. Urban's office, Roger Stern and Teresa Wallace, Beverly Pool staff, Ronald McDonald, Lois Neville, Josh Kasun and the Beverly Police Department.
Another huge thanks goes to Duke Energy who provided the T-shirts again this year.
Without the help of the community, we would be unable to present this program to our local children. We feel we had a successful Safetytown this year and look forward to the same next year with your help.
If we have overlooked anyone, please accept our sincere apologies.
Beverly Lions Club
Linda Schaad, president
Kay Shreve, secretary