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Wenatchee Valley kids take control of police, fire agencies — for a day

WENATCHEE — Eight youngsters took over local law and fire agencies Thursday for the day.

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East Wenatchee Police Chief For a Day Edgar Hernandez ordered pushups — and so there were pushups. From left, Fire Chief Brian Brett, state Fish and Wildlife Capt. Mike Jewell, and Chelan County Sheriff Brian Burnett drop and give him five on Thursday.

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Kindergarten teacher Shannon Schmitten and her students cheer for their classmate Amelia Nova, 5, as she is introduced during the Chief For a Day ceremony at Memorial Park on Thursday.

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Nicholas Nova helps her daughter, Amelia, 5, take the oath of office as Douglas County Fire Chief For a Day on Thursday.

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Douglas County Fire Chief For a Day Amelia Nova, 5, East Wenatchee, enters Memorial Park with her mother Kimie along a line of officers toward the Apple Blossom Festival stage Thursday. The annual ceremony recognized eight children with Chief For a Day honors.

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Chelan County sheriff for a day Carlos Bravo Villegas on Thursday waves at a helicopter flying low over Memorial Park in Wenatchee at the conclusion of Chief For a Day ceremonies.

Emily Thornton: (509) 861-2174 or

on Twitter @EmilyK_Thornton

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