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Health, safety fair planned for March

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Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County is proud to be a community partner with the Carroll County Health and Safety Partnership. This partnership is made up of various community leaders that make it a priority in their personal and work life to ensure that Carroll County leads a healthy and safe lifestyle. This group meets monthly at the Carroll County Health Department and organizes different events throughout the year.

A great event Champions is honored to help sponsor is the Health and Safety Fair 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, March 16 at Cartmell Elementary School.

This will be a day you and your family will not want to miss. There will be different community vendors with informational booths, bicycle safety, car seat safety checks, prescription drop box, child safety ID kit, a substance abuse trailer, free giveaways, health screenings for $20 and lunch. There will also be activities for kids to enjoy. The Kentucky State Police is sponsoring a “Safety Town” that features a small, replica town and how to be safe on bicycles.

Carrollton Police officer Tim Gividen will offer his knowledge on bicycle safety and proper protection for riders.  Car seat safety checks will be produced by the Carroll County Health Department, answering any questions you may have about proper weight, height of a child needing a safety restraint. 

A prescription drop box will be available at the event, sponsored by Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County. This drop box is for your convenience to get rid of any unwanted or outdated prescription drugs. This helps keep them out of the hands of children, out of our waterways and away from individuals who could misuse them. 

Don’t miss the opporunity to complete the Child Safety ID Kit, which includes fingerprinting. It will be issued by Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County and will be coordinated by Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Carrollton Police Department. This entails filling out a small booklet with your child’s information and fingerprints in case your child were to ever go missing. This booklet would aid in the recovery process.

The Substance Abuse Trailer will also be a program offered at the Health and Safety Fair. This is a mobile unit that individuals are able to walk through, obtain information, watch videos, view posters and replicas of marijuana growth and a methamphetamine lab as well. This trailer helps inform and prevent for children and adults alike, sponsored by KSP.    

Carroll County Health and Safety Partnership will provide Health Screenings. They will be $20 for men and women and will provide feedback on electrolytes, sugar levels, and kidney and liver as well. This information was provided by the Carroll County Hospital.

There will be other various activities, lunch and informational booths with giveaways as well.  Champions and The Carroll County Health and Safety Partnership have been working diligently to provide the community with a great event that will be beneficial for individuals of all ages. Come out to this event 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday, March 16 at Cartmell Elementary and visit all of the participating agencies at the booths they will have set up or activities that they’ve sponsored. 

For more information, contact Carroll County Health Educator Becky Wilson, (502) 732-6641, or Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County, (502) 732-8304. You can also visit our Facebook page for daily updates on health and safety. There is also a Health and Safety Fair page where you can RSVP or ask questions about the event.

 

Hayley Franklin is assistant coordinator of Champions for a Drug Free Carroll County.