St. John Valley

Van Buren Elementary School students visit the Fire Department

Van Buren Elementary School students, from left, Ciara St. Pierre, Ava Perkins, Amelia Parent, Kayauna Soucy and Victoria McGarrah, rode school in a Van Buren fire truck on Nov. 22 as part of the fire department’s annual coloring contest. Since 2012, firefighters have visited students in kindergarten through grade 4 to talk about safety, and also have invited children to take part in a poster contest with the winner from each grade awarded a ride. Fire Chief Brian Caron said that representatives of local businesses do the judging, with each child being picked up at the business that judged their grade.   (Courtesy of the Van Buren Fire Department)

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