Safety first in Urbancrest

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Messenger photos by Dedra Cordle
The fifth annual Mayor’s Your First Wealth is Your Health event took place on Aug. 10 in the village of Urbancrest. For four hours, citizens were able to be screened for high blood pressure and diabetes, observe proper fire safety protocols with the Jackson Township Fire Department, and take a bike around the neighborhood to burn some calories. Shown here are a few scenes from the healthy living event.
Children are ready to put the petal to the metal as the bike ride begins.
Township Fire Inspector Indol Moore helps Eli Dewberry scale the escape ladder of the Safety House.
Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy Carrie Ryan helps Kyra Brown, 8, adjust her bike helmet. Brown was one of eight children who won a new bike at the event.

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