The next generation reports to work

About 40 children reported for duty at City of Taylor offices on Thursday, April 26. The children, ages 7 to 16, took part in "Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day."

The kids came to work with their parents and then gathered together for activities, giving their parents a chance to return to their duties while the kids participated in a tour of the Taylor Police Station and discussion with Cpl. Kirk Blanchard regarding the dangers of young people posting too much personal information on the Internet. They also got a firsthand glimpse of the nature of police work by touring the station.

The children also toured the Fire Department to learn about firefighting careers and equipment. They returned to the City Council chambers for a discussion about the nature of work at City Hall and then accompanied their parents for the remainder of the day to learn their parents’ jobs.

"We were extremely glad so many employees and their children participated in the planned activities," said Mayor Cameron Priebe, whose granddaughter Olivia attended. "It is a chance for the kids to participate in the workplace and learn about some careers that may interest them in the future."

The City of Taylor occasionally conducts student tours of the Taylor Police and Fire stations. For more information about class tours, call Kathleen Trent at (734) 374-8747.


Police Cpl. Kirk Blanchard discussed the dangers of the internet with the children of City of Taylor employees who participated in "Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day."


Taylor firefighters show kids the equipment on a fire truck on "Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day," held Thursday, April 26. Abut 40 employees and their children participated in the day. Fire station tours are occasionally held for students and classes.


City of Taylor Chief Accountant Sue Fair had a helper for the day in her daughter Marissa, who reported for duty on "Take Our Sons and Daughters to Work Day " on April 26.


City of Taylor employees and their children participated in "Take our Daughters and Sons to Work Day" on April 26. After a briefing in City Council chambers, the kids toured the Taylor Police Station and Fire Station while their parents returned to their duties.