Muskingum Valley Safetytown for 2012 has been completed with 64 students graduating.
The sponsor, Beverly Lions Club, would like to express our thanks to the following who helped with monetary donations: Duke Energy Corporation, Globe Metallurgical, St. John's Evangelical Church, Sponey's IGA, B&W Chamber of Commerce, Muskingum Valley Chamber of Commerce, Citizens Bank Co., Schilling Truss, B&W Pharmacy, Muskingum Valley Hardware, Beverly/Center Elementary PTO, AEP, Mt. Moriah Lodge #37 F. & A.M., Dennison & Associates, Beverly Feed & Equipment, EZ Grout Corporation, American Legion Auxiliary #389, American Legion Post #389, Sons of American Legion Post #389, Skinner Firestone, Moore's Hand-Cut Glass, Joe Huck Contractor, Eye Care Associates of Beverly, Jukebox Pizza, McCurdy Funeral Home, Beverly Auxiliary #3665 FOE, Heiss Plumbing & Electric, Dough Boyz Pizzeria, McDonald's and Dr. Phil and Jennifer Lowe.
Thanks to Teresa Warren and her 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 33 volunteers who helped the teachers with the students each day.
Various speakers and organizations from throughout the area provided safety lessons on topics of electrical safety, home safety, animal safety, poison safety, school bus safety, fire safety, stranger safety, personal safety, emergency safety, forest safety, pool safety, backpack safety, standing up to bullies, pedestrian safety, pet safety, and farm safety.
Thanks to the following presenters: Jessica Lauric, Fort Frye's transportation coordinator; The Beverly Police Department; Sara Forest from Wayne National Forest; the Coolville Fire Department's 'Smoke House'; Wolf Creek nurse Beth Roe; Deputy Brockmeier from the sheriff's office; Debbie Smith, pet safety; the Campbell family from Waterford; AEP; Washington Co-op; Janine Satterfield; Beverly Pool staff; the Beverly-Waterford Emergency Squad; Dr. Phil Lowe, who has presented at all 25 years of Safetytown; AirEvac Lifeteam Helicopter and special guest appearance by Ronald McDonald.
Another big thanks go 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.
Linda Schaad, president
Kay Shreve, secretary and chairman
Beverly Lions Club