The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee hosted its first Safety Day on June 4 at the OKFB home office in Oklahoma City.
At the event, 12- to 17-year-old youth from around the state learned ATV safety, fire safety, DUI prevention, poison control and more.
“We want our children, our young people, and even parents to be aware of safety,” said Kitty Beavers, chair of the OKFB Women’s Leadership Committee.
Throughout the day, students cycled through stations that focused on safety in various situations. At each booth, students had the opportunity to learn the appropriate safety techniques through hands-on activities.
In the past, Safety Day was a three-day event hosted by the OKFB Safety Division at off-site locations, but it lost much of its popularity because of busy summer schedules, Beavers said.
Realizing the importance of the event, the WLC took over Safety Day with hopes to see it grow and bring more safety awareness to rural Oklahoma families.
The WLC hoped to see an attendance of at least 50 students, but met its goal with more than 60 registered participants. The students were selected through an application process.