Edmonson Voice Staff, story and photos
Yes, the sweet sixteen. Going on dates, riding with friends, and enjoying your first taste of freedom as you get your driver's license and enjoy the first stages of being an adult. That, and car payments, insurance, distracted and impaired driving, plus all the other stuff that doesn't seem so cool.
Thanks to the Edmonson County Youth Services Center, talking about all that other stuff doesn't seem so bad with the school's "Sweet Sixteen Birthday Bash," a program that educates kids about many aspects of driving that are sometimes forgotten.
"Our Youth Services Center organizes this program each year in order to help make sure our newest drivers are more aware of the great responsibilities behind the wheel," said Jamie Carnes, Supervisor of State and Federal Programs of Edmonson County Schools.
Carnes said that such a large program was not possible without the help of local professionals who volunteer at the event. "We certainly appreciate what they do for our programs and students."
He also said the program seems to have a positive impact on the sophomore students each year.
"I think our kids learn a great deal from the program and, in turn, we hope our roadways are safer as a result"