On Thursday, Oct. 25, the second-grade classes of Wewahitchka Elementary School took their annual field trip to the Wetappo Fire Tower. This trip was originally planned when one of the second-grade teachers, Misty Harper, contacted Richard McGhee from the Forestry Division, approximately 10 years ago, to plan a small outing to check out the facilities at the Wetappo Fire Tower.
At that time, Mr. McGhee was able to round up a couple of emergency service vehicles from the Wewa Fire Dept. and the Gulf County Ambulance Center. Now, one decade later, Mr. McGhee has a variety of vendors involved in addition to the Stone Mill Creek Fire Department and the Gulf County Ambulance. The students were able to enjoy demonstrations from the Gulf County Sherriff’s K-9 unit, the FWC Law Enforcement, and the Division of Forestry Dept. of Agriculture. Of course, the trip wouldn’t be complete without Smokey Bear.
The classes of Mrs. Harper, Mrs. Taunton and Mrs. Anderson would like to thank Mr. McGee and everyone that was involved and hope that a ten-year tradition may continue for many years to come.