Iroquois County Camp 911 to visit St. John's Lutheran School in Buckley

BUCKLEY — September marks the 10th annual Camp 911 for second- and third-grade students in Iroquois County. Over the past nine years, the camp has taught school children about safety techniques and how to get through emergency situations.

Camp 911 is visiting Iroquois County schools throughout the month. Schools in Watseka, Cissna Park and Woodworth have already been visited, with stops lined up in Milford (Sept. 9), St. John’s Lutheran School in Buckley (Sept. 10), Crescent City (Sept. 11), Chebanse (Sept. 15-16), Donovan (Sept. 18) and Iroquois West in Gilman (Sept. 29-30).

This year’s camp is about bicycle safety. Each of the approximately 800 students will take home a reflective book bag containing a T-shirt, pencil and coloring books. The camps start at 8:40 a.m. and end at 11:20 a.m.

Camp 911 is funded entirely by donations, and anyone interested in donating to Camp 911 can send donations to: Camp 911, 1001 E. Grant St., Watseka, IL 60970.

For more information, contact Iroquois County 911 Coordinator Nita Dubble at 815-432-6956.

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