A local boy has received a special prize after being picked from kids across the region during fire prevention week.
In November, students at schools in Golden and the surrounding area completed a questionnaire about fire safety.
Weston Campbell’s questionnaire was picked from Nicholson Elementary, and he won a scarf for his clever answers.
His name was put into another regional draw for even bigger and better prizes.
“We are so thankful Weston had the opportunity to enter this draw,” his mother, Lori Campbell said.
Earlier this month, he was chosen from students across the Columbia Valley region, and was gifted a new iPad from theNicholson Fire Department.
“Seeing him win in front of the school with the fire department presenting him with the iPad was something so special,” Lorisaid. “I will always remember seeing his face when his name was called.”
Lori says the family is so grateful for the gift not only because it is educational, but also because of all the help from the firedepartment this summer.
After the massive windstorm that rocked the Valley, the Campbell’s property was put at stake when a power line came downonto their fence, causing a fire in the hot, dry conditions. The Nicholson Fire Department promptly arrived and helped thefamily make their property safe again.
Weston is happy to have his new iPad to enjoy, and is ready to share his prize with all of his friends.
“I can’t wait to have my friends from school come over so I can share it with them,” he said.