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County Farm and Home Safety Association 5th annual Pancake Breakfast

County Farm and Home Safety Association 5th annual Pancake Breakfast at the St. Mary’s Hall- 310 Parkside Dr., Mount Forest on Saturday March  7 from 9 till 11 :45

It’s a free family. The breakfast menu is popular with guests- -pancakes, sausage and “real” maple syrup from a local  Wellington County  maple syrup producer Morley Trask  Photo by Sharon Grose Photography.

Farm and Home Safety Association is hosting their 5th annual Pancake Breakfast

The Wellington County Farm and Home Safety Association is hosting their 5th annual Pancake Breakfast at St. Mary’s Hall- 310 Parkside Dr., Mount Forest Sat. March 7 from 9 am to 11:45 .It’s a free family event (donations are welcome but optional).  The one day event focuses on children and safety around the farm and home. With spring just around the corner it’s a good time to review safety ideas with the entire family says Walter Grose, Wellington Farm Safety Board member. “It’s our goal to teach the farming community about safety prior to the busy season, in hopes that the message is passed on around the kitchen table to all family members. If one injury can be prevent, or one life can be saved, we have accomplished something from hosting the Pancake Breakfast-

“Electrical, ambulance, ATV, grain bin, chemical, bicycle, gun and PTO safety booths will be set up around the Community  hall,” Grose said . The day provides useful information on safety for both adults and children in and around the farm and home. . Passports will be given to participants upon arrival and they will be stamped as they visit each booth. Once the child completes the passport they can enter a draw for a farm toy from Jolley’s Farm Toys of Arthur.  

“Safety Sam” the clown (aka Walter Grose) will also be on hand to answer safety questions. “Kids find it easy to approach me to ask questions when I am dressed up as a clown. We talk about some serious things but need to keep their interest- especially the young kids—as Safety Sam I can do that” added Grose.

This is the 5th year for the event- The breakfast menu is popular with guests so will remain the same-pancakes, sausage and “real” maple syrup from a local Alma maple syrup producer.

The event is free but the county association is accepting donations, which will be used to promote safety in the Wellington County.