Nine area schools gathered at the Lee Community Center in Morris for the 27th Annual Safety First Day Camp.

Kirsten Koch (keer-sten cook), Stevens County 4-H coordinator, explained why 5th grade students are selected for the program. She said many are at the age where they are spending more time alone as well as starting to take jobs like babysitting.

385 students attended 9 safety sessions on topics ranging from farm safety to electrical safety, fire safety, first aid, weather safety and everything in between. Koch encouraged parents to talk to their child about the activities and review the materials they brought home. She says that will reinforce the useful messages they heard during the sessions.

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