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Students to stage car crash scene Event will draw attention to drinking, texting By Gerald LaVaute Heritage Newspapers

A mock crash between two vehicles will be staged at Milan High School 1 p.m. May 7. Five Milan students will portray victims of the crash, among the 35 members of the high school’s chapter of Students Against Destructive Decisions, the group sponsoring the event. One driver will portray a person who is drunk. The other will portray a person who is texting while driving. Seniors Chelsea Jarvis, 17, and Tracie Rasmussen, 18, are among the SADD members who are organizing the event. Jarvis plans to attend Monroe Community College for an associate’s degree in nursing, with hopes of

becoming a nurse practitioner. She helped to coordinate the event as part of her senior project, which requires that a student spend 100 hours completing a project and enabling the student to graduate four weeks early. Rasmussen plans to study cosmetology or orthodontics. The mock crash, they said, is staged every four years or so. Tarpaulins will cover the two vehicles on the scene. Jarvis said a drunk driver was actually driving one of the vehicles before it crashed. Stadium Towing and Recovery in Ypsilanti donated both vehicles. At 12:45 p.m., the students will be released from the school and will be ushered to the site of the crash outside the school. Midwest Medflight, located at St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor, paid for the expense to put on the event. Personnel from Midwest Medflight will narrate the story of the crash. The

One driver will portray a person who is drunk. The other will portray a person who is texting while driving.

Milan High School seniors Chelsea Jarvis, 17, and Tracie Rasmussen, 18, are among the SADD members who are organizing the mock crash event for May 7. story will begin by recounting the events that led to the crash. After the mock crash occurs, the tarpaulins covering the vehicles and the victims/actors will be removed by SADD members, and the narration will move to the consequences of the crash, including the condition of the victims and how they are treated for their injuries by emergency personnel.

’50s fundraiser planned A fundraiser to support Milan fireworks at Discover Milan Day is planned from 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday at the Old Shack, 422 Wabash St., in Milan. Frank N Billy’s will be the disc jockeys for the evening. Contests will include bubble gum-blowing, hula hoop, the best ’50s look and the best ’50s dance. A special ’50s menu will be featured.

charge in the cafeteria. Also, wheelchair-adapted vehicles will be available at the curb of High Point School from 5 to 7 p.m. on the night of the event. The public is invited to view, at no cost, the latest technology and design of these specialized vehicles. The Washtenaw Intermediate School District Parent Staff Organization coordinates the event. For more information, call 368-1545.

Dinner to benefit school Financial planner The annual Western Kiwanis lobbies Washington Spaghetti Dinner to benefit High Point School will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday in the High Point School gymnasium, 1735 S. Wagner Road. Price for dine-in or carryout is $6 for adults and $4 for children 12 and younger. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Tickets may be purchased at the door. During the event, music and dancing can be enjoyed at no

Larry G. Skiles Jr., an Ann Arbor financial adviser for the financial-services firm Edward Jones, recently met with legislators in Washington, D.C., to seek legislation to increase savings and enhance retirement security. This is the 26th year for this effort, making it one of the longest-running nationwide grassroots outreach efforts to Congress in existence.

Skiles was among 57 financial advisers chosen from among the firm’s nearly 12,000 who traveled to Washington, D.C., to lobby on behalf of individual investors. Skiles does this as a member of the firm’s Grassroots Task Force, a group dedicated to voicing the investment concerns of individual investors to local, state and national lawmakers. While meeting with legislators, Skiles discussed how the Edward Jones Grassroots Task Force supports tax incentives that encourage people to rebuild and retain their retirement accounts, which have been diminished in the current recession. “We appreciate the opportunity to communicate the concerns of individual investors, especially those here in Ann Arbor, and make sure they are heard on Capitol Hill,” Skiles said in a news release. Find more information about Edward Jones at



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