Saturday, April 24, 2010
Up, Up and Away!
City Manager Rudolph Smith got in the spirit of Georgia Cities Day April 23 with electric department staffer at the controls. Nearly 900 students from Norcross Elementary School walked to City Hall and learned about some of the governmental services.
They started at the new Welcome Center,saw the vintage fire truck at the Fire Museum, continued to City Hall where they went through the metal detector and attended court and heard from the community police officer. They received goodie bags from Public Works and learned about recycling and resource conservation among other things. Students paused to cheer on teachers and other adults with shouts of "higher, higher" as the brave souls rode the utility cherry picker. Next they heard more from the police and watched a K-9 demo. The Gwinnett Braves mascot was on hand along with Buster the Brown Thrasher anti-littering mascot. Kids went through the fire safety house then relaxed with cookies and punch while hearing a story. Then it was back to school.
What a great field trip on a lovely day in Norcross showcasing team work and out government in action.