EATON — October was fire prevention month.
As part of the education on fire safety and prevention, the Eaton Fire Department traveled around to local schools, putting on a puppet show with an emphasis on the importance of smoke detectors. They also send the students home with a few fun activities during the festivities.
“We try to challenge the kids and give them something fun to do, send them home with packets of information, coloring projects, etc.,” said Eaton Fire Chief Jack Royer. “But we also have a coloring contest.”
It’s the department’s fourth annual coloring contest and Royer – with the help of his puppets Sparky the Firedog and Danny the Dragon – handed out the 2015 contest winners during the city council meeting on Monday, Nov. 16. Each winner received a $5 gift card to McDonald’s.
Here are the winners:
Kindergarten – Avery Bleil
First Grade – Addison Hopkins
Second Grade – Savana Bulach
Third Grade – Anna Irwin
Fourth Grade – Madison Edwards
Fifth Grade – Coltan James
Grand Prize Winner – Alexia James (fourth grade)
Jeremy can be reached at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @jerskine_RH.