March 20, 2013 - All 351 second-graders in the Oxford school district got free helmets this week courtesy of United HealthCare Community Plan, Priority Health, McLaren Oakland and the Oxford Fire Department.
Oxford firefighter Jeff Stephens fits DA second-grader Abbey Mumbrue for a helmet. (click for larger version)
The kids learned the importance of wearing a helmet while riding their bicycles, scooters and skateboards or wheeling around town on their roller-skates or roller-blades.
They also learned that a lot of pretty "cool" people wear helmets such as motorcyclists, firefighters and football players.
Once they got fitted for a brand new helmet by Oxford firefighters, the kids enjoyed hugging and high-fiving Dr. Health E. Hound, who serves as a mascot for United HealthCare.
CJ Carnacchio is editor for The Oxford Leader. He lives in the Village of Oxford with his wife Connie and daughter Larissa. When he's not busy working on the newspaper, he enjoys cigars/pipes, Martinis/Scotch, hunting and fishing.