4-H Farm Bureau Safety Day
It's that time of year again for the annual Hancock County 4-H Farm Bureau Safety Day. This event is held every year at the Hancock County 4-H Fairgrounds in the exhibit hall. We take the 4-H kids thru several stations of activities and topics that affect the safety of our youth of today. The age range of the children are from kindergarten sometimes all the way to High School. This annual event has been a tradition for 8 years and the kids look forward to it every year.
Last year the kids learned some basic first aid from our local Greenfield Fire Department. They did some one on one activities and showed them how to set basic band aids. One of the kids even got to wrap one on one of the firemen.
Some of the other topics that were covered were bicycle safety and weather safety. We had an officer from our local police department that is the traffic officer and he rides a bike everyday on his job. One of the most important topics he covered was the importance of wearing a helmet while riding a bike. We also had a representative from the national weather service and he gave helpful hints on what to do when a storm hits in your area.
Grain bin safety was also covered and they showed the kids a slide of some very important information to watch out for when they see a grain bin around their home or at a friends/family property.
At the end of the event the kids were treated to pizza party and also they each received a free safety day t-shirt. These items are sponsored by our local Hancock County Farm Bureau. Also, the 4-H club with most members in attendance received money for a free pizza party for their club at a future meeting.
This years Safety Day will be held April 8, 2017. We have several wonderful topics this year too and are hoping we have several returning members and some new too.
Earth Day Activities
Home Invasion Safety/Internet Safety
Fire Extinguisher Safety
Farm Equipment Safety
Have you discussed Safety with your kids lately?