Casey Hommers, 10, gets warmed up for the jump rope comptetition at the American Legion Post 192's Kids Helping Kids event Saturday.
Have you ever gotten great inspiration from something you saw on television?
Judy Dow did. She is first vice president of the American Legion Post 129 Ladies Auxiliary. While watching a program on television about a Kids Helping Kids program, she had the idea for the Junior Auxiliary of the legion to do the same.
On Saturday afternoon, the juniors sponsored Kids Helping Kids, which was an informative and fun day of activities teaching children how to be safe.
Columbia County Sheriff's Office Deputy Roxanne Lewis gave children tips to help protect themselves against strangers.
Jordan McCabe, 4, paid attention. After the program, when firefighters dressed in full gear to help demonstrate fire safety, he pointed and said, "That is a good guy. He is not a bad guy. He is not a stranger."
The sheriff's office provided children's fingerprinting and Martinez Fire Department firefighters had a fire truck and safety equipment on display.
After the program, people in attendance got to participate in games like jumping rope, twirling hula hoops and hopping in sack races for prizes as the Praise Rose band played music.
The Ladies Auxiliary provided a hot dog lunch.
The entire event was free of charge as everything was donated, including food, prizes and entertainment.
Jordan McCabe, 4, gets a taller view of the fire safety demonstration from the shoulders of Ritchie Murton at the American Legion Post 192's Kids Helping Kids event.
Sponsors for the event were: Jack of Many Trades, Grovetown, Derst Baking Co, Savannah, O.J. Seymore American General Life Insurance, Computer Salvage Solutions, Augusta, Phillip Tully Belair Building Supply, Coca-Cola of Augusta and many individual and anonymous donors.
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