PSO's Louie Is Back In Town!
Famous lightning bug brings his electrical safety message to area students

TULSA, Okla., March 23, 2017 – A large, yellow lightning bug recently has been spotted at numerous elementary schools across the area, and other students are hoping they’ll get a glimpse of the guy before he’s gone.

Now, through early April, the National Theater for Children (NTC), and star safety spokes-bug, Louie the Lightning Bug, are bringing their Safety Circus to more than a dozen elementary schools in northeastern Oklahoma. The presentations are sponsored by Public Service Company of Oklahoma (PSO).

The Safety Circus follows on the heels of NTC’s previous smash-hit, The Further Adventures of Louie the Lightning Bug, which was seen by thousands of Oklahoma students across the state. The new show teaches children how to safely use electricity as well as how to identify and avoid possible safety hazards.

With more than 38 years of experience, NTC has been delivering award-winning live, educational information to students across the globe. And because it’s presented in a fun and energetic way, students will remember it for years to come.

“The content of this program is essential to safety,” said Tiffini Jackson, PSO communications director. “It’s important students remember what they’re seeing, because it all has practical use in their everyday lives, and because safety is the critical element, it could actually save their life.”

Performances of The Safety Circus will take place between now and April 4. Locations include:

3-24-2017…Anderson Elementary School, Broken Arrow

3-24-2017…Park Elementary School, Tulsa

3-27-2017…Jarman Elementary School, Tulsa

3-27-2017…Miss Helen’s Private School, Tulsa

3-28-2017…Helen Paul Learning Center, Catoosa

3-28-2017…Country Lane Primary School, Broken Arrow

3-29-2017…Barnes Elementary School, Owasso

3-29-2017…Inola Elementary School, Inola

3-30-2017…Zarrow International School, Tulsa

3-30-2017…Locust Grove Upper Elementary School, Locust Grove

\3-31-2017…Grove Elementary School, Tulsa

3-31-2017…Emerson Elementary School, Tulsa

4-03-2017…Peace Academy, Tulsa

4-03-2017…St. Peter & Paul School, Tulsa

4-04-2017…Wickliffe Elementary School, Salina

4-04-2017…Chouteau—Mazie Early Childhood Center, Chouteau


PSO, a unit of American Electric Power (NYSE: AEP), is an electric utility company serving more than 545,000 customers in eastern and southwestern Oklahoma. Based in Tulsa, PSO has approximately 3,800 megawatts of generating capacity and is one of the largest distributors of wind energy in the state. News releases and other information about PSO can be found at www.PSOklahoma.com.





Stan Whiteford
PSO Communications
(918) 599-2574

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