During the fall 2013, Winston County Complex Headstart’s staff organized a Community Helpers Week. The purpose was to introduce different community helpers to the children and to their parents for them to gain a ‘helper friendly attitude’. The children were excited because they had the opportunity to have an up close and personal contact. It was a well informed week for all.
They were able to wear some of the helper’s attire. Captain Vernon Eichelberger talked to the children about safety issues and about when to place 911 calls.
Family Nurse Practitioner, Emily Perkins, RN Carla Jackson and FNP Ashley Davis of Main Street Medical were there to talk about health issues that children and parents should be aware of at this time of year, i.e., colds, flu, immunization and the importance of getting yearly physicals.
Shift leaders Robert Hutto and Joel Triplett came with Chief Johnny Roy Haynes. The firemen allowed the children to try out the siren and get onto the truck. They talked with the children about fire safety and how to contact the firemen in case of a fire.