Over 900 students at three local elementary schools had an interesting lesson in electrical safety on Thursday, March 15.
Using magic tricks and comedy to hold the student’s attention, magician Chris Dixon presented his Making Accidents Disappear program. The program teaches students to be aware of their surroundings, especially when electric wires and appliances are nearby. This is the sixth year that the show has been sponsored by Broad River Electric Cooperative The show was “on tour” this year, performing at Oakland Elementary (Inman), Pacolet Elementary, and Northwest Elementary (Cherokee).
“There is no performing art that is more universally loved among children than magic. I was excited that Broad River Electric has again decided to sponsor this program. Teaching electrical safety in a way that is memorable and fun for the students is a real passion of mine,” Dixon noted.
“At Broad River, we’re totally committed to doing everything in our power to prevent accidents and promote safety among children in our community,” said Josh Crotzer, Manager of Community Development at Broad River Electric Cooperative.
Broad River Electric Cooperative is a non-profit, member-owned distribution cooperative providing services to more than 20,000 members in Cherokee, Spartanburg Union and Newberry counties in South Carolina and Cleveland, Polk and Rutherford counties in North Carolina in order to improve the quality of their lives.