Many take advantage of event in order to keep kids safe

Posted: Tuesday, February 17, 2004

Another great event took place Jan. 24 at Soldotna Middle School. More than 115 parents and grandparents took the time to attend the fifth annual Children's Snowmobile Safety Awareness Event with their children. Snowmobile safety awareness information was stressed, and more than 185 children's certified snowmobile helmets were purchased at $25 each.

Kenai Peninsula Safe Kids for the Central Peninsula Area has many wonderful people working with it to make our community children safer from unintentional injuries and deaths.

Special recognition and thanks goes to our sponsors: Central Peninsula Safe Kids lead agency Central Peninsula General Hospital, Caribou Hills Cabin Hoppers, Kenai Peninsula McDonald's, A-1 Enterprises, Soldotna Community Schools and Soldotna Middle School, Jersey Subs and Burdick Enterprises.

I especially want to thank Dena and Scott Cunningham of Kenai Peninsula McDonald's, as they are always a major force behind the event. Dena works countless hours to make this event happen. Many thanks to Gary Hale from Central Peninsula Emergency Services and Lauri Lingafelt, who also are major forces behind the event.

Much applause to all the workers who gave their time and talent to make this another successful event: Monica and Dan Musgrove, Larry Streiff, Rosie Reeder, Sherry Spence, Susan Jones, Oscar Haynes, Michelle McKay, Joan Miller, Bill Cartwright, Mary Lou Klauder, Mary Jane Hanley of KPHD, Lindsey Ansotegui, Lela and Alyssa Rosin, Daniel Walker, Mike Hancock, Koury Eways and Jeff Tucker of CES, Krissy and Marissa Mahan, Lexi and Danielle Graybeal, Michelle Glaves, Shoni Larrow, Phil France, Douglas D. Herford, Bill Schelett, Magan Parham, Ashley Magill, Charlene Oaks, Sara Jensen, Terry Buffo, Deirdre Cheek, Jennifer Worth, Sharon Hale, Lukas Fellman, Matt Streiff, Vern Hopkins and our special young helpers Madison Cunningham and Jared Lingafelt.

Feb. 8-14 was Child Passenger Safety Week. Make sure your children are traveling safely in the vehicle. For more information about Kenai Peninsula Safe Kids programs, call 714-4539.

Jane Fellman, R.N.

Coordinator for Kenai Peninsula

Safe Kids for the Central Peninsula Area

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