The CVES 3rd grade hopped on and off buses all morning between stops to local community government offices. First there was a visit to the brand new firs station complete with living quarters and a mini gym for the firefighters. Next students peered into the 911 call center through the glass walls and watched in amazement as the police officer demonstrated how she would use a tazer. The third stop was the Municipal Court. The impressive sound of the gavel making captured their attention. Finally, students readily simulated the voting responsibilities of city counsel members by pressing their voting buttons. Wills Park provided picnic shelter and a time to unwind from the exhausting journey.