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Teaching children about fire safety
Community program at Averitt Center set for Saturday
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Marcella's Safe House will be set up inside the Emma kelly Theater at the Averitt Center. - photo by Special
Volunteers for a local non-profit are trying to increase fire-safety awareness at a time when it matters most. Marcella’s Community Safehouse, an organization dedicated to educating children about common household dangers, will conduct a fire-safety program in the Emma Kelly Theater at the Averitt Center for the Arts Saturday 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The free program — open to anyone age 14 or younger — is designed to arm children with information about properly handling household emergencies, said Marcella Jones, President of Marcella’s Community Safehouse. “We use a portable safehouse as an educational tool, or prop, to allow children to come inside and practice fire and household safety,” Jones said.
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