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Butler County Community Farm Safety Day

Photos by Hannah Vanover

Butler County Community Farm Safety Day was held on Saturday, September 7, at the mural in Morgantown.  

Butler County High School FFA Advisor LeeAnn Daugherty organized the annual safety day.

There were several organizations set up to provide information, from eating healthy to water safety.

Bus driver Brenden Reed had her school bus there and was giving tips to prevent accidents. A few of the tips she talked about were listening to the driver, following directions, and staying at least ten steps from the bus so the driver can see you. Listening to a music player or playing video games could distract you from a possible traffic hazard and you never walk to another bus stop, according to Reed.

Kathy Thweatt from the Barren River District Health Department talked about a Diabetes Self-Management Workshop to be held at the Good News Community Center on October 3rd and 4th.

Michele Moore, a nutrition expert from Butler County Extension Service, passed out copies of Chop Chop, a magazine provided by the University of Kentucky. The magizine contains information on healthy snacks and recipes.

Boys and Girls Club had pamphlets on child safety and child abuse prevention.

Popular Bobber the Water Safety Dog told everyone about the dangers around water and the importance of wearing the proper size life vest.

James Runion from Butler County Farm Bureau was present along with Butler CountyFire & Rescue, and Dustin Embry was showing the kids the inside of an ambulance and some of the life-saving equipment EMTs use.

Participants received a t-shirt, pizza, water, and several other goodies. The event was sponsered by Bunge, Nutrien, CHS, TransCanada, John Deere, Farm Credit, Bayer, Enbridge, Casa Acsa, and Alliance Pipeline.



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