I have a challenge for you.
Find your favorite song and have a 30-second dance party.
Seriously, right now.
I’ll be here when you are done.
Did you do it?
Okay, I trust you. Now that we have settled that, let’s talk about something really surprising and entertaining that happened today in Person County. Overall I had a great day. I had a ride-along with animal control, did some research on solar projects, and attended a couple of meetings. The highlight of the day was a safety committee variety show.
Now, about the variety show. I didn’t know much about the show before I went, but Assistant County Sybil Tate told me it was a must-see event. The show took place at the Kirby Arts Theater– a facility owned and operated by the Person County Parks and Recreation Department.
The show was mc’d by Captain Kevin Crabtree. Capt. Crabtree kept the show moving with some anecdotes about his experience and the importance of safety. The best one involved him trying to stop a Ford Verona from crashing into his step-father’s new Oldsmobile 88.
Capt. Crabtree decided the best plan was to hold onto the car, which ended with him being drug down a gravel driveway and left him with little but his underwear intact. The lesson from this anecdote: always make sure your equipment is in good condition.
“Stop in the name of safety, before you break your arm”
Also, you are probably wondering why I wanted you to have a 30-second dance party. First, I had “Safety Dance” stuck in my head so I wanted to inspire dancing. Second, I watched a lot of people from the county manager on down take a positive risk and do something they may not be completely comfortable with (singing cover songs in front of a crowd of people, acting through various skits, etc). I figured you as the reader deserved to have a little fun too.