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Girl, 12, donates stuffed animals to Fire Co., EMS

  • JACOB SEIBEL/TIMES NEWS Kadie Paules, 12, left, hands West Penn Police Chief Brian Johnson, right, one of the stuffed animals she donated for accident victims.
    JACOB SEIBEL/TIMES NEWS Kadie Paules, 12, left, hands West Penn Police Chief Brian Johnson, right, one of the stuffed animals she donated for accident victims.
Published August 07. 2012 05:01PM

After hearing about an EMS worker giving a stuffed bear to a young girl passenger involved in a car accident about a week and a half ago, Kadie Paules,12, took the initiative to purchase several shopping bags full of stuffed animals to donate to emergency medical services (EMS) volunteers and fire company volunteers to hand out to accident victims.

She brought the bags full of donations to the West Penn Township board of supervisors meeting at the municipal building last evening to give to Police Chief Brian Johnson so he can distribute them.

Johnson said the stuffed animals "help them take their minds off the tragedy."

Next at the supervisors meeting, an administrator and consultant for the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program discussed advertising for an engineer to run the $100,000 grant project.

The grant comes through the state from the federal government and is intended mainly for low to moderate income project.

The CDBG consultants said that it is also time to conduct an income survey to determine whether or not the township might qualify for future grants. Although the township is eligible for this type of grant each year, Karen Parish, the Mullin & Lonergan consultant for housing and community development, said, "Future grants are not looking too promising."

Lastly, the $851 has been raised to have the 25 mph speed limit signs put along Archery Club Road. The board hopes to have them up before the start of the school year.

Next board of supervisors meeting is on Monday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. in the municipal building.

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