Wear Your Helmet – Get a DQ Treat

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By Joel D. Herrington

Pictured from left are Constable Brenda MacIntosh, Mekenna Quenneville and Jenelle Marion of Dairy Queen Cornwall. The “Kool Kids, Kool Treats” program launched yesterday.

When the Cornwall Police are on their bicycles this summer, they’ll be looking for kids following the rules and wearing their helmets. If children are wearing their helmets while riding their bikes, the police will award them with a Dairy Queen treat voucher.

The Cornwall Community Police Service are in partnership with Dairy Queen (DQ) once again for their “Kool Kids, Kool Treats” program. Approximately 50% of head injuries with cyclists happen because of a fall. Children 18 years and under must wear their helmets at all times and if an officer seems them doing just that, they’ll be rewarded. DQ has provided the Cornwall Police with vouchers for the free treats.

On Tuesday July 6, Constable Brenda MacIntosh visited the 13th Street location of Dairy Queen in Cornwall to launch the “Kool Kids, Kool Treats” program. Along with DQ employee Jenelle Marion, Manager Nolan Quinn and a young girl anxious for an ice cream cone, the program officially began.

The Cornwall Community Police Service would like to remind all drivers to be mindful of cyclists and further remind cyclists to be aware of traffic. An online bicycle registration for residents of Cornwall is available on their website at www.cornwallpolice.com.

Organizations: Cornwall Police, Cornwall Community Police Service

Geographic location: Cornwall, 13th Street

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