Coloring contest reminds public to change batteries

By on February 27, 2009

The Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District is holding a coloring contest to promote changing your batteries on all smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors during the time change on Sunday, March 8.

Working smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors provide those critical extra seconds people need to get out of their homes safely. They also increase your chances of surviving a home fire or carbon monoxide incident.

There will be a prize of one $15 gift card for each of the following age categories: 4-6 years old; 7-9 years old; 10-12 years old.

The official judge will be Fire Marshall Alan Isberg. Please have all entries into the Elburn and Countryside Fire Protection District Station One, 210 E. North St., Elburn, by 4 p.m. on Monday, March 2. Entries can be turned in from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Entries can be picked up at the Town and Country Public Library in Elburn, Elburn Jewel, or at the fire station.