Oneida Safety Week was a success, officials say
ONEIDA — The inaugural Oneida Safety Week was a success, with people in the community aware and informed, organizers say.
The week of community events was a joint effort by multiple organizations, including the Oneida Public Library, Oneida Police Department, the Oneida Fire Department, and Madison County.
"I think it's been a success for the first year," OPD Investigator Christopher "Kip" Bailey said.
The investigator was happy with the Community Services Fair and seeing all the organizations in one spot to show people what they offered the community. "There was a good turn out at all the events," he added.
OPL Youth Services Coordinator Megan Gillander said Oneida High School Assistant Principal Danielle Mullen attended an online safety presentation for fifth graders and was "...excited about how informative it was and wanted a presentation for the Oneida High School."
Bailey said he was impressed with the work of the presenter for the fifth grader online safety presentation.
Children's story time was also a success, with Gillander saying the children in attendance were excited to meet the Oneida police officers and firefighters.
"They had an absolute ball climbing around the fire engine and police cruiser," Gillander said with a laugh.
When asked if there were already plans for next year, Gillander and Bailey agreed. Madison County Safe Harbour Coordinator Aubrey Kirley said she planned to touch base with participants of the Community Services Fair and get feedback to find ways to improve it for next year.
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