Bristol police promote safety — with creemees

BRISTOL — This summer, young people who are “caught” by the Bristol Police Department — for creating or maintaining safe environments — might find themselves rewarded with a free creemee.
The first ever BPD Summer Safety Program, which goes from now until around Labor Day, operates in the same way the popular statewide Creemee from a Cop program does, though it is not associated with the Vermont Dairy Promotion Council or the Vermont Agency of Agriculture.
Instead, the program was cooked up — and is unwritten by — Bristol’s Free and Accepted Masons of Libanus Lodge No. 47.
“If a student is seen doing something positive in a safety-related situation, a police officer will issue a coupon good for one free small creemee from Queen Bee’s snack bar,” according to a press release issued by the Masonic Lodge.
The Queen Bee’s is located at 1915 Hardscrabble Road in Bristol.
Bristol police also will be keeping a list, checking it twice and passing it on to the Masons, who will make regular announcements — in the Addison Independent and on the BPD’s Facebook page — about who has earned a creemee, and why.
At the end of the summer one lucky (and especially conscientious) student will win a grand prize — a banana split.
The program isn’t just about promoting safety, however, said Rick Taylor, a member of the Masonic Lodge.
“It’s about the ways in which fraternal organizations, the police and local merchants can come together and create strong community involvement.”

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