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Treasure Hunt
Perry Backus

Lone Rock fifth grader Taylor Hancock holds very still as she's buckled into a backboard by Marcus Daly Memorial Hospital EMT Lisa Schultz.

The stop at the hospital's ambulance barn was just one of many the 18 Lone Rock School fifth graders made Friday as part of the second annual treasure hunt hosted by the Ravalli County DUI Task Force.

The event provides an opportunity for elementary students to meet first responders and law enforcement officers.

"I am trying to build good relationships with the youngsters and first responders as well as give them a fun learning experience about traffic safety, drugs, alcohol, buckling up and not riding with an impaired driver," said DUI Task Force Coordinator Glenda Wiles.

The event culminated with each student receiving a bag of goodies that included a Lone Rocket T-shirt that read: "My Treasure. My Hunt. My Future."



Reporter for The Ravalli Republic.