Making identification records for their children was one of the most popular stops at the stations set up in the Rogers Middle School cafeteria last Friday for the Safety Fair, which was sponsored by Prosper Independent School District.
Cheerleaders of all grade levels were on hand to greet folks as they came through the doors and into the gym inspiring a party-like atmosphere for the kids. They also performed some of their cheer routines. The high school sent its ace disc jockey, Kathy Nelms, to preside over the party in the gym with lively music.
Police from the PISD Police Department and the Prosper Police Department, as well as Prosper firefighters, were on site with their equipment and vehicles. Children took turns sitting in the vehicles or walking through them and touching the things that inspire their curiosity.
Keisha and Joey Harrison were there with their second-grade daughter who attends Baker Elementary. Keisha Harrison pushed a double-occupant stroller with twin girls, 11 months. Joey Harrison said he brought his family to the safety event out of concern for his second grader. “Safety is important these days and the more comfortable she is, the better,” he said.
That is just what officers and firefighters were trying to accomplish. They were trying to help the young school children feel comfortable around the safety personnel and equipment that is important for the safety of the community.