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2017-10-18 / Announcements

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County firefighters teach kids about safety

As part of Fire Prevention Week, Primrose School of Swift Creek gave children a hands-on opportunity to learn about fire safety and prevention with help from the firefighters of Chesterfield Fire Station 7. Students visited the firehouse and firefighters also paid a visit to the school to help teach students, local parents and families about being prepared for emergencies.

Education

The American Heart Association recently recognized Chesterfield County Public Schools for superior achievement in community service, valuable contributions made in support of the nonprofit’s work and outstanding support for the organization. Chesterfield County ranked first in Central Virginia among 27 school districts and second in the state for participation and funds raised for the American Heart Association. These following schools were recognized as leaders in Virginia and the region: Watkins Elementary ranked No. 1 in the Central Virginia region, No. 3 in Virginia and No. 11 in the mid-Atlantic region (comprising Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, North Carolina and South Carolina); Winterpock Elementary ranked No. 4 in Central Virginia and No. 17 in Virginia; Spring Run Elementary ranked No. 5 in Central Virginia and No. 18 in Virginia; Alberta Smith Elementary ranked No. 19 in Central Virginia; and Enon Elementary ranked No. 20 in Central Virginia.


Defense Logistics Agency Aviation inducted its 35th Hall of Fame recipient, Carolynn Michel (right), during a ceremony Sept. 27 at the Defense Supply Center Richmond. Michel, a Chester resident, served DLA for more than 37 years, holding various supervisory and nonsupervisory civilian positions within DLA Aviation. The DLA Aviation Hall of Fame honors those who have made a long-lasting impact on DLA and the Aviation workforce. Defense Logistics Agency Aviation inducted its 35th Hall of Fame recipient, Carolynn Michel (right), during a ceremony Sept. 27 at the Defense Supply Center Richmond. Michel, a Chester resident, served DLA for more than 37 years, holding various supervisory and nonsupervisory civilian positions within DLA Aviation. The DLA Aviation Hall of Fame honors those who have made a long-lasting impact on DLA and the Aviation workforce. The Virginia Technology and Engineering Education Association recently announced that Carver College and Career Academy received its 2017 Program of the Year Award for having the state’s best high school technology education program. Carver Academy’s program also is receiving recognition from the International Technology and Engineering Educators Association for having Virginia’s top high school technology education program.

The Partnership for a Healthier America has honored Learning Care Group with the 2017 PHA Partner of the Year Award for the company’s extensive work in prioritizing healthier practices in the daily lives of young children. The award is presented to the partner who demonstrates how it is successfully executing key PHA strategies, including using innovative approaches to address childhood obesity. In earning this award, LCG was selected from a pool of over 200 eligible organizations. LCG has more than 900 schools nationwide, including a La Petite Academy location in Chesterfield County.

Organizations

Publix Super Markets Charities recently presented the Chesterfield Food Bank, located at 12211 Iron Bridge Road, with a donation of $10,000. Publix will be opening a Chesterfield location at Harbour Pointe Shopping Center, 13700 Hull Street Road.

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