Students of McKinley and Wilson Elementary Schools were invited, along with their parents to a Career Day held May 6 at Wilson School from 6 to 8 p.m.

Students were able to visit each of the professional's booths and ask questions, learn about different professions and receive free give-aways.

Optometrist Justin Tolman of Three Rivers Optometry had charts for the children to test their eyesight, Orchard Hospital had supplies for the students to make their own first aid kit to take with them along with Trent Dudley who is an RN at the hospital, and Drew Becker of Sunwest Milling explained the many processes of rice with bags on hand.

Self-Help Credit Union was also on hand to explain banking.

When the students were given their “report cards” to have filled out with stars from each booth, they were encouraged to shake Mayor Frank Hall's hand firmly while looking him in the eye to show the importance of greeting in a professional manner. Mayor Hall seemed to be enjoying this during the entire event.

Students and their parents were impressed with Stauboi Robotics and the robot Brian Woods demonstrated.

Pastor Ed Lopez of Grace Lutheran Church played the guitar and Shawnee Walters led the children in Zumba dances.

The Gridley Herald handed out coloring exercises and US Bank handed out banking trivia.

Gridley Recreation was on hand with Teresa Sannar promoting the many upcoming events such as the Kids Fishing Day Saturday in memory of Austin Harr at Gray Lodge from 7 a.m., to noon.

The students received a free sno cone and diploma once they filled out their “report cards.”

Congratulations to Gridley Elementary Schools PTA on another successful event for the students.