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Fair prepares students for start of year
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Sheryle Pirkle, left, and Jan Wilson help Jason Snee on Monday during a safety fair demonstration. - photo by Jim Dean (previous profile)
The new school year doesn’t start until Thursday, but the learning is well under way.Parents and children gathered Monday at the Lanier Technical College Forsyth Conference Center for the SOAR Back to School safety fair.“I liked all of it,” said Daenicia Hines. “I got to see and sit in a fire truck and police cars.”Her brother, Nathanael Hines, also enjoyed the fair, which was put on by the Forsyth County school system and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Forsyth.“I sat in a fire truck and I pet the police dog,” he said. “And I took a picture with the police dog and the police.”The children had a good time, but more importantly, they learned how to be safe, which was the purpose of the first-time event, said organizer Cathy Sykes.“When kids get on and off the bus, the last thing they think about is safety,” she said.