Bentley plans safety expo

A special safety exposition is being staged in Bentley on Friday, March 4. There will be 10 to 15 booths of useful information that pertains to everyone, not just the farming community.

It is free of charge, and will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Blindman Valley Agricultural Centre. Students from the grades 1 to 9 will attend but the event is open to the entire community. Families are invited.

Information and exhibits will be centred on electrical, chemical, and grain handling safety, as well as stressing first aid and fire safety. An ATV safety exhibit of interest to the community at large will be put on by Turple Brothers. Community members, Servus staff, and other volunteers including some Bentley firefighters will be in attendance to man the booths and displays, and field questions.

A free beef on a bun lunch will be served up by credit union staff from 12 to 1 p.m.

Sherry Henderson, manager of the Servus Credit Union branch, is acting as a convener/organizer for this event for the ag society. She says Servus teamed up with the Bentley Ag Society to help host the event because the credit union has a mandate to help with and get involved in the community and it is good public relations as well.

The event is being funded by a farm safety grant that was given to the Bentley Ag Society.