Safety Fest 2018

Mark your calendars for Pioneer Electric’s annual Safety Fest on Oct. 6 (from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.) at the Grant County Teen Center in Ulysses! The free community event is hosted in partnership with Pioneer Communications and serves as an opportunity to teach and discuss safety in a fun and interactive setting.

“It’s never too early to educate our youth on the importance of safety,” said Drew Waechter, communications specialist for Pioneer Electric. “Safety Fest is a wonderful chance for your family to begin having conversations and talking openly about safety.”

Local businesses, services and others set up various booths and activities in which families can learn about a variety of safety topics.

“Each year, we look for more businesses to add to our roster,” said Waechter. “Seeing all of the various messages that they bring to the event is exciting. It’s about making Safety Fest better and allowing our community to make connections that can benefit them for a lifetime.”

Dee Longoria energy services coordinator presents a tablet to one of prize winners at 2017's Safety Fest.
Dee Longoria energy services coordinator presents a tablet to one of prize winners at 2017’s Safety Fest.

This is not all the event has to offer. Attendees can view fire trucks, tractors and Pioneer Electric bucket trucks. Additionally, there will be a variety of free giveaway items up for grabs at the various booths. The event concludes with a free hot dog lunch at 11:30 a.m. and prize drawings at noon.  Prizes for this year’s Safety Fest include a Nintendo Switch, tablets, scooters and an outdoor camping package! Students must be in attendance in order to win.