On February 21, the Florida Highway Patrol was invited to participate in a long standing tradition in Lee County, the Edison Festival of Lights Parade. FHP brought a marked Charger, Crown Victoria, and K-9 vehicle to display in the parade line. Trooper Lucy Papp, Occupant Protection Specialist (Troop F), joined crash dummies Vince and Larry to spread the buckle up message among the crowds lining the streets of Edison. FHP sincerely thanks Kimberly Sanchez and Halie Schismenos (Vince & Larry), two local teenagers who were willing to donate their Saturday to be a part of this event. Vince and Larry were the hit of the parade.
Crash dummies Vince & Larry remind everyone to “buckle up, every ride!”