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Garden Club Partners With Fire Department to Promote Fire Safety

Dear Editor:

Groton Garden Club wishes to thank Groton Fire Department for the opportunity to collaborate with them to create a program for both youth and their parents about the importance of fire safety. Groton Fire Department was instrumental in helping Groton Garden Club create a program to help promote 2017 National Garden Clubs, Inc. and the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service “Smokey the Bear” and  “Woodsy Owl” poster contest. 

Children from first through fifth grade attending the open house were invited to participate in the poster contest.  The poster contest gives children an opportunity to demonstrate through original drawings of Smokey Bear or Woodsy Owl their understanding of wildfire prevention and inspires children to observe, explore, and care for the environment.

Children can create their poster up until Jan. 10, 2017.  If you’d like to know how to enter go to 

Groton Garden Club is very thankful to Chief McCurdy, Administrator Diane Aiello, Isabelle McCurdy, and all the firefighters and EMTs who took time out of their busy schedules to collaborate on this community event.  Smokey the Bear’s appearance at the event was a big hit with all who attended!

Thank you Groton Fire Dept,

Laura Semple
Groton Garden Club President

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