Georgia Brown Elementary had Red Ribbon event for students to learn about safety and at the same time they had DEAR day event (Drop Everything and Read). At the Red Ribbon event they had the California Highway Patrol, the Paso Robles Fire Department and Cal Trans come to the school and educate students. For the DEAR event the city Mayor Duane Picanco, school board members, the fire chief and other community leaders read to kids and promoted reading as an every day activity. Mayor Duane Picanco, left, went to five classes at Georgia Brown Elementary and read to the kids. He read ‘The Little Old Lady Who Was Not Afraid of Anything.’ ‘I have done this before and I really enjoy reading to the kids, they are great,’ Picanco said. The CHP A-star helicopter landed on the field and dropped off the Georgie Brown’s principal. Todd Brethour the pilot said that it typically flies with one pilot and one paramedic to help save lives. ‘Landing at the school was smooth sailing. It’s a great day to be flying,’ he said. Fire Chief Ken Johnson brought the fire truck with his team and found time to read some stories to the kids, as well.For the complete article see the 11-01-2013 issue.
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