[October 23, 2012]
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Monday was third-grader Mya Brownlee's special
day. She was the one chosen as the winner of the fire safety
poster contest from among all the students in her grade level in all of the
the daughter of Malissa and Gary VanDeursen of Lincoln and attends
picked up at her home by firefighter Chris Perrine and Assistant
Fire Chief Steve Dahm in a Lincoln fire truck.
Accompanying her on her ride were her little
sister, Holly, who is in kindergarten, and her dad.
When she arrived at school, several schoolmates were in awe of her arrival in the big red rig,
and her teacher
took numerous pictures of her, her sister and the firefighters all
standing by the fire truck.
Mya's ride was the last one for this year. The fire department will host the contest again next October during
Fire Safety Month and will have a whole new set of winners.
Also going on this month have been firefighter
visits to city schools. The final visit for this year
will be today at Washington-Monroe School.
Pictures by Nila Smith