Kids meet their local heroes

ISHPEMING — The Ishpeming Carnegie Public Library kept their Every Hero Has a Story program going strong at Al–Quaal in Ishpeming. A city–wide effort helped the kids meet every one of their local heroes.

“We brought out the Ishpeming Fire department, the Ishpeming Police Department, Department of Public Works,” said Seasonal Library Assistant Alina Karuzas, “we have our city manager here and we brought out a school bus which you can hear honking in the background.”

From trying on bullet proof vests to sitting in the driver’s seat of a snowplow, the only difficult task for the kids was to pick their favorite part.

Frederik Tuttle said, “we went on the police cars.”

Makenzie Baker added, “what I did here, was get put in handcuffs by the cop.”

Loki Bollmar followed with, “well the cars for one, the suits for two and the candy.”

Frederik concluded with, “we were going on the fire truck but we didn’t drive.”

The kids were able to receive junior police academy badge stickers, Popsicles, stuffed animals and basically everything else to complete a child’s dream day. The Every Hero Has a Story program will continue with more fun and activities for kids all summer long.

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Caleb Scanlon
Caleb M. Scanlon is a reporter for ABC 10 / CW 5 and joined the news team in 2015. He grew up in Negaunee, where he attended Negaunee High School. Caleb completed his Bachelor's degree in Media Production and New Technologies from Northern Michigan University with a minor in Communication Studies. Caleb interned with ABC 10 / CW 5 in the fall of 2014. During his free time, Caleb enjoys spending time with his wife Samantha, his kids Fred and Lucy, and his cats Scotty, Remus, and Fitzgerald. Caleb plays a multitude of musical instruments and performs in a band called Concord Through Keys. When there isn't snow on the ground, Caleb can often be found at Al-Quaal playing disc golf.