October 05, 2015

Thanks to a community safety event at Harveys store No. 1661 in Folkston, Georgia, local emergency services personnel got a chance to educate community members on fire safety and the best ways to keep their families safe.

The event was called “Touch a Truck,” because young children got a chance to touch and learn about a real fire truck and to see how emergency personnel administered emergency CPR. Children also got to let loose and jump around in an onsite bounce house and to experience the fun of having their faces painted. Harveys also teamed up with the local fire department to give children free coloring books.

Folkston Elementary School encouraged families with young children to participate, and other groups from the community took part in the event, as well. Emergency personnel were also on hand to give event participants free blood pressure checks.

Harveys also held a cakewalk, prizes and gave free samplings throughout the store. Customers could also try out a cotton candy machine to give them another sweet memory of the day.

“We had a great turnout for the event,” said Harveys No. 1661 Store Director Victoria Wilson. “Partnering with the elementary school and fire department brought a true since of community to the event, and I think it was a truly beneficial day for everyone involved!”

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