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Carroll County residents will have something to do each day of the weekend, with Arkema’s Health and Safety Fair on Friday, the Project Comfort Blitz Day on Saturday (see story above), and a poker run Sunday to raise money for the annual Shop with a Cop program.
The Arkema health fair is set for noon to 6 p.m. in the big white barn near the plant on U.S. Hwy. 42 East.
Some of the services to be offered that day, free to the public, include: blood pressure checks, blood sugar/glucose screens, eye screenings, dental exams and cancer awareness sessions.
There also will be sessions on back safety and household pesticide safety.
On site, there will be a chiropractic massage therapist, a pharmacist, various community organizations and local physicans.
Additionally, the American Red Cross Blood Mobile will in the parking lot from noon to 4 p.m.
Flu shots will be provided for free to Carroll County residents by the Three Rivers District Health Department; Kroger will provide the shots for $24.95 each for non-residents.
Fund-raiser to help
The Carroll County Shop with a Cop program serves more than 60 children each year, so it takes a lot of money for the project to succeed.
So organizers have added a new event to raise some of that cash.
A poker run for motorcycle enthusiasts will be held Sunday, Oct. 26, at the front entrance of General Butler State Resort Park, off of State Hwy. 227.
Participants may sign up between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., when the ride starts.
That’s 1 p.m. sharp, said organizer Penny Maiden, administrative assistant at the Carrollton Police Department.
Maps will be distributed for the route, and the ride will end at the police department on Clay Street.
Cost is $20 for couples, $15 for singles. Extra hands may be purchased for $5 each.
Prizes include $100 for winning hand, and a 50/50 drawing. Chili, sandwiches and drinks will be served to riders at the end.
For information, call Carrollton Police Chief Mike Willhoite, (502) 732-6621, or Pat McGlennen, (502) 773-7553 (cell) or at home at 732-4819,
The money raised from this event stays in the county and helps local families by Christmas presents and clothing for children in December.