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Louie the Lightning Bug from Fayetteville Public Utilities visits with students at Stone Bridge Academy. Louie taught students about electric and natural gas safety.

FPU’s Louie teaches safety

Posted on December 22, 2014 at 3:41 pm

Pre-kindergarten students at Stone Bridge Academy learned about electric and natural gas safety recently as representatives from Fayetteville Public Utilities visited their school. The visit was highlighted by a personal visit from Louie the Lightning Bug, who helps teach children about electrical safety. Students watch an educational video featuring Louie the Lightning Bug. It teaches them how to use electricity safely in their homes and to be aware of overhead

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    Posted on December 22, 2014 at 3:41 pm

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    Posted on December 22, 2014 at 3:41 pm

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    Posted on December 17, 2014 at 10:53 am

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    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 10:53 pm

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    Posted on December 15, 2014 at 4:53 pm

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    Posted on December 12, 2014 at 7:44 am

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