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Teen roadway, safety days docudrama workshop Oct. 16 at MRPC

For immediate release

For more information, contact
Roxie Murphy or Bonnie Prigge at (573) 265-2993

ST. JAMES—The Central District Committee of the Missouri Coalition for Roadway Safety, the Missouri Department of Transportation and Meramec Regional Planning Commission are hosting a free how-to workshop on planning docudramas and safety days from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Oct. 16, at Meramec Regional Planning Commission, 4 Industrial Drive, St. James, MO.

During the morning session, workshop participants will hear from a retired teacher, Maggie Roberts, who has coordinated and delivered docudramas for 15 years. Roberts will detail how to plan an event, discuss different docudrama themes and how to involve students, emergency response agencies and community volunteers.

In the afternoon, Becky Lenon of Missouri Department of Transportation and Bonnie Prigge of Meramec Regional Planning Commission will share ideas for planning safety days. Activities could include speaker opportunities, equipment and resources available to schools and communities and how to make event fun, safety oriented, and memorable for students.

“This is really good training if you are interested in developing safety days or docudramas for your school or community,” said Bonnie Prigge, executive director of Meramec Regional Planning Commission. “The workshop really does the planning to develop a strong message for your event.”

A free lunch will be provided to those attending the workshop. The training is open to educators, students, law enforcement, EMS, fire and interested community leaders. Please RSVP to Mary Ann Gorrell at 573-265-2993 or by email at mgorrell@meramecregion.org.