Thursday, January 24, 2013

Kid Energy USA Visits Mississippi with Burnie & Earl (Day 3)

NOTE: Read about the first day of the Kid Energy USA tour here.
            Read about the second day of the tour here.

After an exciting and informative week of activities in Mississippi the first leg of the Kid Energy USA tour came to an end on Wednesday, January 24, 2013.

 The team, led by tour coordinator and Mississippi native Cyrus Webb began the day at John McCoy Elementary in Yazoo City. Over 300 students were able to hear the important message about 811, be introduced to Burnie and Earl and given tools to help them share the information with others.

From there the group went to Dawson Elementary in Jackson, MS and met with over 150 additional students, receiving an enthusiastic response.

"It's an amazing thing to watch," says Webb. "They are not only embracing Burnie and Earl but the message they are sharing as well."

The final stop on this leg of the tour was Cheerful Assistance and Care, Inc. in Ridgeland, MS. At the invitation of Michael Bouldin, Webb was able to share Burnie and Earl with the after school program, and in the process got a great testimonial as well.

"I wish we had programs like this when I was growing up," says Bouldin. He shared with Webb that he had lost a few friends to electrical lines that were beneath the ground. "I think this project is more than just about information. It can save lives."

That is the mission of Kid Energy USA and its campaign: to educate in an entertaining way that makes an impact. Look for the next stops on the tour to be announced soon at For more information about bringing the campaign to your area contact Cyrus Webb at or 601.896.5616.

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