The event will begin after school on Thursday, March 6 in the elementary school gym. It will last from 3 to 6 p.m. Families should enter through the gym doors on the side of the building facing the middle school because all other doors will be locked.
Laura Shelton, the director of the schools’ Lighthouse Family Resource Center, said that she was excited to be having the event for the second time this year. She said she pleased with last year’s turnout and that there were about 300 people who showed up during that time. Shelton said that the idea came about from the wellness committee after it was formed during the 2006-2007 school year. She said that the fair was a good way for parents to get information on nutritional guidelines for their children and to take an active role in their health.
This year’s event will include most of the same booths from local and regional groups that were there last year, but there were also a few new participants. Last year, Duncan Wiggins of the Cadiz Police Department took kids’ fingerprints. This year, though, that role will be filled by the CHIP child identification program. Shelton said that for $8, they would make “amber alert ID cards,” that would have all the critical information police would need to find a missing child. She said a high school group called HOT (Help Overcome Tobacco) Shots would be joining DARE and the Trigg county Champions in providing information about the dangers of smoking. The PTA will have the gym’s rock wall will be open for children to use throughout the length of the event, she said. PACS (Pennyrile Allied Community Services) will host a jump-rope station for children, which is new, and a food guide pyramid. Trigg County Primary Care will also join the hospital at their booth.
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