DATE:  April 16, 2004
CONTACT: Dr. Elizabeth Sefcik, Nursing and Health Sciences, (361) 825-5857; Steve Paschal, Public Affairs, (361) 825-2336

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WHO:   Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi Safe Communities Coalition and the Texas Department of Transportation
WHAT: Delivery of Coloring Books to Elementary School Students  
WHEN:   Monday, April 19 at 10 a.m.and1 p.m.
WHERE:  Hattie Martin Elementary School in Robstown at 10 a.m. Tuloso-Midway Primary School in
Corpus Christi at 1 p.m.

Safe Communities Coalition to Distribute Coloring Books to Elementary School Students in Robstown and Tuloso-Midway
Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi professors Dr. Phil Rhoades and Dr. Liz Sefcik of the Safe Communities Coalition along with Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) specialist Cliff Voss will deliver coloring books to 400 students at Robstown Elementary School and 1,000 students at Tuloso-Midway Primary School on Monday, April 19 as part of a campaign to promote bike, traffic and personal safety.

The coloring books are designed to teach valuable traffic safety practices as well as to provide students with information on what to do when approached by a stranger or offered drugs and alcohol. The distribution of the coloring books is being made possible by the Safe Communities Coalition and TxDOT.