Harris Teeter on NC Highway 211 in Taylortown was host to a Public Safety Day today from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm for children and families featuring a variety of emergency services displays.
U.S. Representative Richard Hudson, his wife Renee and their two year old son Lane were among the large number of families that came out for today’s event. Many of the children were excitedly wearing Halloween Costumes as they ran from display location to display location.
Today’s events included “Coffee With A Deputy” allowing local resident to interact with our local law enforcement officers in a friendly environment promoting positive interactions with the community.
The Moore County Animal Control Mobile Adoption Trailer was busy with eager children walking around the trailer featuring dogs and cats that are available for adoption from the Moore County Animal Shelter.
Another fun learning experience was provided to children in the fire departments mobile fire safety house. The house even includes an exit window for children to practice reaching safety in the event of a real fire.
By far the biggest hit for the kids today were the fire trucks that were opened up for the children to climb through. From sitting in the driver’s seat, too pretending to be one of the firemen riding in the back children flocked to the vehicles in groups.
There was also an Operation Medicine Drop booth set-up at the event today for people to drop off expired or unused medicines for safe disposal.
Participating in today’s Public Safety Day were Taylortown Police Department, Pinehurst Police Department, Pinehurst Fire Department, Moore County Sheriff’s Department, and Moore County Animal Control.