Group donates helmets to SMCISD Pre-K students
For the second year, the Tri-County Medical Society sponsored a bicycle helmet giveaway for the pre-kindergarten students at Hernandez Elementary School — just in time for summer play. About 345 helmets were donated to the children aged 3-5, according to Hernandez Principal Rosemary Garza. The project is part of the Hard Hats for Little Heads program founded in 1994 by the Texas Medical Association (TMA) to help reduce head injuries among the state’s children and to encourage exercise. Persons in the San Marcos community who helped with the project included Dr. Annette Occhialini, Dr. Lenore DePagter, Louis Davenport, John Leesang, Amparo Leesant and Alex Aguirre.