GREEN  Children and their parents had an opportunity to get more educated about fire safety recenlty.

 Lowe’s Home Improvement teamed with the city of Green Fire Department, the Summit County Sheriff and the Green Veterans Memorial Park Committee to hold a safety services appreciation day at Lowe’s on May 19. The event featured a wide variety of activities for children to take part in including crafts donated by Lowe’s and getting to check out the inside of sheriff vehicles and a fire truck.

Seven-year-old David Sinesky said he was having a lot of fun working to put together a wooden firetruck with his brother, Coleman.

"This place is great," David said.

Green Fire Chief Jeffrey Funai said Lowe’s has been a great partner in the past

"Lowe’s went above and beyond to make the event attractive," Funai said.

Donations were being taken for the first responder’s memorial, which will be constructed in the Green Veterans Memorial Park. Food at the event consisted of hotdogs, chips and drinks. The hot dog buns were donated by Buehler’s and the chips and hotdogs were paid for by the firefighters. The beverages were provided by Pepsi, which the city has a contract with.

Melinda Hobbs, store manager for the Green Lowe’s, said the goal was to educate people about safety and fire.

"Our relationship with the community has grown," Hobbs said. "Whatever we can do for the community that is what we are here for."

Smoke detectors from First Alert were donated and passed out at the event, Hobbs said.