Health, Safety and Science Fair Draws Big Crowd
The annual Health, Safety and Science Fair was held Thursday, March 20 at Piggott Elementary School with a large crowd in attendance. The event, which has become a favorite of both students and parents, offered several informational booths covering a range of topics.
Just outside the front door of the school the popular "smoke house" fire safety exhibit from Arkansas Children's Hospital was set-up by the Piggott Fire Department, and the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission's mobile aquarium was on display offering printed material on the various species of fish found in the state.
Offerings in the gymnasium included displays on science and wild animals, including several reptiles and a hedgehog. Information was also available on a number of science, safety and health issues, with displays ranging from a demonstration on high-line safety to a sampling of the minerals which may be found on display at the Matilda and Karl Pfeiffer Museum and Study Center.
The event also offered the chance to travel through a human body with the St. Bernard's Regional Medical Center's "Body Walk." The huge air-filled model spanned the width of the entire basketball court, and offered an up close look at the various internal organs of the human body.
Information was also offered by Piggott Community Hospital, the Clay County Cooperative Extension Service, Razorback 4-H Club, Piggott Police Department, Clay County Coalition Drug and Tobacco Cessation, Clay County Sheriff's Department and the Piggott Schools PACE Club.
Organizers noted the door prize winners were Linda Shipley, Christina Lawrence, Sarah Dollins, Veleda Langley and Sarah Reagan.
School officials offered their thanks to all of the exhibitors, and those who attended this year's fair.