Ninety registered for Monday’s Ag Safety Day; more welcome
By Jan Schultz
The Imperial Republican
Monday’s Progressive Agriculture Safety Day will be a fun day of learning for children and volunteers at the Chase County fairgrounds.
Coordinator Chris Tomky of Lamar said there are 90 currently preregistered, but there is room for more youngsters age six to 14.
Events kicks off at 8 a.m. Monday with registration at the exhibit hall.
The Chase County area will be welcoming Monday’s opening speaker Miss Nebraska USA Belinda Wright, who will visit with youths about farm safety. She lost her father to a farm accident earlier this year.
She will speak at 8:45 a.m., and parents and the community are invited to hear her speak. Wright’s talk will be followed with a day full of safety learning as participants rotate from station to station.
Parents and others are also invited back at 2:30 p.m. for the closing ceremonies. Then at 3 p.m., tours of an emergency helicopter on site will start.
Tomky said the Ag Safety Day is made possible with the assistance of the Progressive Agriculture Foundation and its many corporate sponsors, the Chase County 4-H clubs and many local businesses and groups who donated to the effort.
Tomky said youths can still register with a $7 fee. The registration form can be found on the Chase 3000 website. Registrations can be brought Monday or to the Extension Office in Imperial beforehand.
The $7 fee includes snacks, a noon meal, T-shirt, first aid kit and many other items in a take-home bag, she said.
Volunteers are also still needed. Those interested, or others with questions, can contact Tomky at 308-883-6513.
In case of rain Monday, the Ag Safety Day will be held Wednesday, July 14.