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Children’s Safety Education Village picks retired car winner

January 2, 2013
Westfield Republican / Mayville Sentinel News

ASHVILLE - Hanah Seastrom is the proud new owner of the 2012 retired car from the Chautauqua Children's Safety Education Village.

She tried out her driving skills through the streets of the village when she and her family arrived to pick up the car. Hanah's mother, Sara, states

"Hanah has always asked for a Power Wheels vehicle but has never been able to have one," Hanah's mother Sara Seastrom said.

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Pictured is the winner of the 2012 retired car from the Chautauqua Children’s Safety Education Village, Hanah Seastrom, in the car, as well as, from left to right, CCSEV Executive Director Terri Kindberg, Hanah’s mother Sara Seastrom, Hanah’s aunt Melissa Wilcox, Hanah’s grandmother Donna Spencer and CCSEV Board member Theresa Germaine.

Hanah also has a 3-year-old stepsister who will be able to drive in a couple of years.

"It made us especially happy to know how excited Hanah was over winning this car and that it will get many more years of use," Executive Director Terri Kindberg said.

Hanah's grandmother, Donna Spencer, purchased the winning ticket at the safety village's Town of Terror Halloween event this Fall. Tickets were sold over the course of the year at various safety village functions and at the Celeron Rib Fest. The drawing took place on Saturday, Dec. 1.

The safety village thanks everyone who purchased a ticket. It will use the proceeds to buy a new car to be used for classes.

The Chautauqua Children's Safety Education Village is located in Ashville, N.Y. It is a non-for-profit organization, which was formed in 1996. It is made up of an educational facility surrounded by a child-sized village, complete with a business district, paved roads, street signs, sidewalks and everything found in an actual village. The purpose of the safety village is to educate children, primarily in the areas of traffic, bike and fire safety. Its goal is to decrease the number of unnecessary injuries and unfortunate fatalities in our community by allowing children to experience hands-on lessons that they will remember.

The safety village is sustained through fundraising efforts, grants and donations from a generous community. All donations are tax-deductible and greatly appreciated. Together we can make a difference in the lives of children in the community.

For more information or to make a donation, contact Terri Kindberg Executive Director, 2695 Route 394, Ashville, N.Y. 14701, by email at, or by phone at 499-8138.



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