READFIELD — Third grade students at Readfield Elementary School recently participated in a campaign to encourage drivers to observe the 25 miles-per-hour speed limit along Main Street/Route 17 through the center of the town, where a sidewalk that travels from the town office to Maranacook Communuty School will soon be installed.

Students participated in a poster contest aimed at slowing traffic. In the contest, students created a posted using the slogan “Drive 25 — Keep Kids Alive.” Winners were Isabel Fontaine, who placed first; Samantha Fike, second; and Cody Turner, third. Cash prizes of $25 for first place, $15 for second and $10 for third were awarded and the winning posters are displayed in town. Judges were Al Godfrey, Ham Robbins and Susan Livingston.

Students also created two announcements — one aimed at children, the other at drivers — to run in newspapers and the town’s newsletter, “The Messenger.” They wrote an open letter to the residents of Readfield, explaining the issue and asking them to be more mindful when driving through town, as well as creating a tri-fold brochure with a picture of the winning poster inside. Copies are available at the Post Office, Town Office and Bank of Maine in Readfield.

Students were recognized and prizes were presented to poster winners during a recent assembly at the school.


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