By Kris Leonhardt
MARSHFIELD – On May 24, the Madison Elementary After School Open, Wonder, Learn (OWL) program ended their first year by having a kick ball game and got a surprise from some of their local heroes.
“The last couple weeks of OWL the students practiced kickball as a way to learn the importance of teamwork, dedication, and leadership skills,” said CLC Site Supervisor Natasha Rotar. “When it came to the game day we had a great deal of support from staff and our OWL families that showed up to watch our game. The kids were excited and started playing the game they had been practicing for.”
About 15 minutes into the game, the students were astonished to see a fire engine come into the parking lot, and then another engine, followed by an ambulance.
“At first the kids were under the impression that the fire department was there to help someone in need, it wasn’t until they came out onto the field and an announcement was made that they were there to play with them after hearing how hard they had been practicing,” Rotar explained.