On November 21, 2008 FHP attended the annual Turkey Trot for the T.R. Jackson Pre-K Center in Santa Rosa County. Over three hundred children and parents gathered for the annual multi-cultural event held for the pre-kindergarten children, their families and friends. This event draws a multitude of private and civic organizations each year that provide the food and fun for the participants. FHP was invited, along with other public safety departments, to interact with the children and share safety tips with their parents.
Kaitlyn Thorpe and Allyson Gonzales assist Lt. Preston at the event.
FHP Lt. Steve Preston allowed children to check out his patrol car while he answered their questions and talked to them about the importance of booster seats and seat belts. Kaitlyn Thorpe and Allyson Gonzales, two Milton High School cheerleaders, assisted Lt. Preston by handing out promotional safety items to the kids and parents to help support the safety messages.