Letter to the Editor: Inspiring Hope through Healing

Dear Editor,

The year 2021 was a unique year for Sauk County Rural Safety Days. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this year’s event was held virtually. We had nearly 1,100 third and fourth graders (last year’s third grade who missed the event due to COVID-19) participate this year. This event would not have been possible without the generous donations and support from our numerous sponsors. We believe that prevention is the best medicine and are so thankful for their support.

Graphic via Sauk County Health Department

This year’s event covered the following rural safety topics: chemical, fire, insect/plant, electrical, seat belt/roll over, internet, gun, farm equipment, small/large animal, water, and ATV.

This event could not happen each year without generous support from: Allen Steele Company, Inc., Alliant Energy, Bank of Prairie du Sac, Baraboo District Ambulance Service, Baraboo FFA, Baraboo Fire Department, Baraboo State Bank, Baxter Dental, Cardinal IG, Circus World Museum, Compeer Financial, Culvers, D. L. Gasser Construction, Dental Associates, Downtown Family Dental of Baraboo, SC, Farm and Fleet, Foremost Farms USA, Gemini Concepts, Hartje Lumber, Herb Kohl Philanthropies, Hoof Funeral Home, I-Diehl Tap, LLC, Jay’s Power Center, Joey Van Dinter Insurance, Jose’s Authentic Mexican Restaurant, Kraemer Brothers, Lake Delton Police Association, Lake Delton Water Sports, Inc., MBE CPA’s, McFarlane MFG Co. Inc., McReath Orthodontics, Meyer Oil & LP, Midwest Dental, Mittelstaedt Sports & Marine Inc., Oral Surgery Center, S.C., Prairie Clinic, Quartz, Redlin Funeral Home LLC, Reedsburg Area Medical Center, Reedsburg FFA, River Valley FFA, Royal Bank, Sauk County Emergency Management, Sauk County Fairgrounds, Sauk County Home & Community Education, Sauk County Humane Society, Sauk County Sheriff ’s Department, Sauk County UW Extension, Sauk Prairie FFA, Sauk Prairie Healthcare, Scott Construction, Inc., Slama’s Lawn & Sport-Reedsburg, SSM Health-St Clare Hospital, Sunrise Veterinary Services, Swim Reedsburg, United Cooperative, Village Family Dental Associates, S.C., Weston FFA, WI Department of Natural Resources, WI Department of Transportation, Wisconsin Metals-Reedsburg, and the Wisconsin Poison Center.

—Rebecca Szydlowski
Public Health Nurse
Sauk County Health Department