Posted: Friday, October 25th 2013 at 11:34am
Safe Kids Gainesville-Hall Co. distributes annual awards
Safe Kids Award Winners: (pictured left to right) Randall Townley, former Northeast Georgia Rural Roads coordinator; Adam Miller, teacher and coach at Gainesville High School; Kim Martin, Safe Kids Gainesville-Hall County coalition coordinator; Trooper David Snyder, Georgia State Patrol and Captain Thomas Barnard, Georgia Department of Natural Resources
GAINESVILLE – Safe Kids Gainesville-Hall County, which is led by Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC), celebrated its accomplishments of the past year at its annual awards banquet held Thursday at the North Hall Community Center.
Awards were presented during the banquet including Community Agency of the Year, which was given to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Coach Adam Miller, a teacher and coach at Gainesville High School, was named Teacher of the Year. Trooper David Snyder, Georgia State Patrol, received the Tim Peebles Volunteer of the Year award, and Randall Townley received the Lifetime Achievement Award.
Kim Martin, Safe Kids coalition coordinator welcomed guests and recapped the events of the past year.
"In the last year, Safe Kids members provided an impressive 367 programs and events in the community, reaching an estimated 58,000 children, family members, teachers and caregivers," she said.
Martin also reported that more than 3,241 safety devices such as bike helmets, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide detectors, child safety seats and life jackets were distributed during those programs.
Safe Kids also recognized businesses and organizations that have supported the Coalition's child injury prevention efforts during the past year. These include:
• Adams Transfer and Storage
• Department of Public Health – Maternal and Child Section
• Hall County Health Department
• Hayes Dealerships
• Interactive Neighborhood for Kids (INK)
• Jackson EMC
• The Medical Center Foundation, Inc.
• Northeast Georgia Medical Center Auxiliary
• Northeast Georgia Medical Center Emergency Department
• Safe Kids USA
• Sawnee EMC
• Senator Butch Miller
• The Times
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