Pequot Lakes students learn how to be safe
Nearly 40 local children participated in annual Safety Kids program
PEQUOT LAKES — Nearly 40 local children ages 4-6 participated in the annual Safety Kids program in June at Pequot Lakes Baptist Church's Trailside Center.
The kids learned about fire safety, boat and water safety, gun safety, bus safety, 911 emergency, and pedestrian and street safety. Police officers, community resource members and volunteer teen instructors provided demonstrations to help develop healthy, safe attitudes in children.
Those who helped included the Pequot Lakes Police Department, Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office, Crow Wing County Water Patrol, Pequot Lakes Fire Department and adult and teen helpers.
Participants learned about safety through various classroom activities, songs and videos. They practiced pedestrian skills and experienced simulated real life situations while driving tot-sized vehicles through a miniature city layout with city blocks, buildings and stop signs.
This is a Pequot Lakes Community Education program.