Unable to host Safety Fest in-person, Pioneer Electric, along with other community partners brought the event to the elementary students of Grant County in the form of Safety Fest — in a bag.
Nearly 800 students were gifted the annual Safety Fest backpack, containing a variety of materials all with the theme of safety. Each bag contained a mask, water bottle, ear buds, lanyard, hand sanitizer and many other gifts from community donors. The Grant County Junior Leadership class assisted with stuffing and delivering the backpacks.
“We brought Safety Fest to them,” said Alyssa Hammond, communications specialist for Pioneer Electric. “This project was something that we were passionate about making happen. We wanted to ensure the kids still received the items that they normally would if Safety Fest had been held in person.”
Safety Fest donors included Pioneer Electric, Pioneer Communications, Southern Star Central Gas Pipeline, Kansas Children’s Service League, Compass Behavioral Health, Ulysses Police Department, Ladies of Junior Civic, and Merit Energy.