Local kids find unique ways to stay busy during pandemic

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Published: Apr. 8, 2020 at 6:41 AM CDT
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Schools out, for the time being, but no matter the changes taking place, kids are still being kids.

The Bay County Sheriff Office Communications Center received a 911 call from a child who was calling on behalf of all the siblings in the home. Now the call was not a true emergency, well to a three and five year old it was. They really needed some "rainbow" ice cream.

Of course when one of the parents in the home realized what the kids had done, they were in trouble and a lieutenant paid the kids a visit. Lt. Byrd stopped by to reinforce what 911 should be used for, but he made sure not to come empty handed. The kids got their rainbow ice cream and learned a valuable lesson.

Not all heroes wear capes, but in one household they do. Heather Kretzer is the Public Information Officer for the Department of Health in Bay County and as you can imagine, she's been busy informing the public with up to date information on the coroanvirus.

Meanwhile her two boys have been, as she puts it, "living in their super hero costumes." We got a chance to see one during a live segment on Newschannel 7 Today. Kretzer was providing a COVID-19 update via Skype from her home.

The interruption made us smile and Kretzer says the boys have not taken the costumes off, they've even gone swimming in them! She posted a video of her two super heroes online with the message "let's continue to stay home to stay healthy. Once we flatten the curve we will all be heroes and we will get to be with all of our heroes once again."

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