Shirts for safety

. October 16, 2012.

Thanks to an appealing design by third-grader Cole Sprague and the public’s penchant for t-shirts, 80 Hancock County families will be a little safer in 2011. 

Sprague won “Fire Prevention” a t-shirt design contest held in September 2010. Proceeds from the sale of the shirts have been used to purchase 80 carbon monoxide detectors for low-income families. The detectors are distributed through the Salvation Army.

Coordinated by the Findlay Fire Department and United Way of Hancock County, the project also relied on sponsorships from several area businesses.  The shirts are still available for $10 at Main Street News, 520 S. Main Street; Coffee Amici, 328 S. Main Street; and DorAnne’s Gifts & Gourmet, 327 S. Main Street.

For more information on the Fire Prevention project, or other United Way programs, contact Tamera Rooney, communications director, at
419-423-1432 or