Franklin County kids enjoy ride-along with deputy, tour of E911 Communications Center

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) — Two Franklin County elementary school students got to be picked up from school in style on Monday with a ride-along from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office.

Back in February, the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office says the Sontag Elementary School PTO held a fundraiser auction with items from local and state businesses, artists, and vendors in order to raise money for new playground equipment.

The sheriff’s office also contributed to this auction by presenting with a certificate that would allow parents to bid on a ride along for their child either from home to school in the morning or from school to home in the evening, authorities say.

On Monday, Sept. 14th, thanks to their parents’ bid, Ethan and Evelyn were picked up from school by Deputy Carr, saw the inside of Franklin County’s E911 Communications Center, and got to enjoy all of the police car’s cool gadgets.

Authorities say this positive interaction was not only exciting for Ethan and Evelyn, but it was also encouraging to the deputy.

“The kids had a blast! Thank you for the opportunity to do this,” said Carr.

“THANK YOU to Deputy Carr, Ethan & Evelyn, Parents, and our Office of the Sheriff County of Franklin E911 Center for making this possible!” the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement.

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