Three classes of Kinyon Elementary School pupils toured the City of Taylor's munciipal, district court and fire station complexes yesterday morning (May 19) and received an eye-opening experience.
The classes rotated between the City Council Chambers and Taylor Veterans Museum, 23rd District Court and fire station.
Tim Woolley was the featured speaker in City Hall, where he explained the ins and outs of municipal government. Selected children got to play out roles on the City Council and Mayor's post. They even worked through make-believe resolutions involving improvements to playground equipment at Heritage Park.
Councilman Woolley, an Army veteran, also took each class through the museum, explaining the importance of several displays.
At the district court, the children received a tour of a courtroom and even the holding area for prisoners.
A big favorite was the operations of the ladder truck at the fire station. Firefighters let the children tour the truck and even had the ladder operational, swinging it around and lowering it right to the ground in front of the students.
Afterward, the group took a lunch break at Heritage Park before returning to school.
City Hall tours are available on a periodic basis. Anyone interested should contact Kimber Dorton in the mayor's office by emailing email@example.com.