Keep It a Safe Summer plans coming together

Last week's meeting regarding Keep It a Safe Summer, or KISS, was very successful, according to organizer Rhonda Gordon.

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Gordon said local firefighters will be on hand, as well as an archery and BB gun range, Operation Lifesaver, Prairieland Partners, local 4-H groups and more. The Emporia Community Foundation will also be having a bicycle safety course, and will be giving away free bike helmets for any child who wants one.

KISS was a featured event through Emporians for Drug Awareness for years, but cuts in grant funding forced the parent group to close in 2012. The event brought a host of community groups to the Lyon County Fairgrounds to highlight fun and safe summer activities in the area.

Gordon said volunteers and service groups are needed to help with the day's activities. The second round of letters will be going out soon. KISS is slated for May 22.

For more information, call Gordon at 341-3220.

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