Hillsborough County celebrates more than 4,000 student safety patrols
Hillsborough County Public Schools, local law enforcement and community agencies celebrated and honored thousands of elementary students who assisted in keeping their respective schools safe throughout the year. More than 4,000 fifth grade safety patrol students were transported on the yellow school bus from across the district to gather at Edward Medard Park for the annual Mark Dafeldecker Safety Patrol Picnic.
This was a day of fun in the sun for many elementary students where the elementary principals council could reward students for a job well done. For the last decade, the picnics have been named in memory of the late Mark Dafeldecker, a Northwest Elementary School principal who helped organize the events for many years.