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Backus to host family safety fair in Sprague

September 10, 2013

(Norwich, Conn.) – In partnership with the Sprague Community Center and local human service organizations, The William W. Backus Hospital will host the Sprague Family Safety Fair on Saturday, Sept. 21, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Sprague Community Center, 22 West Main Street in Baltic.

This event is free and open to the public.  Participants do not need to be a resident of Sprague to attend.  There will also be free door prizes.  If you have questions, contact Backus Community Health Education Nurse Alice Facente, RN, at (860) 425-8739.

The Sprague Fire Department will conduct fire safety education, and the Connecticut State Police Troop E will perform free fingerprinting for children and have a K-9 police dog demonstration.  Thames Valley Council for Community Action Registered Dietitian Jennifer Fetterley will teach food safety, and the Backus Community Health Education Department will give away free children’s bicycle helmets and teach medication safety.  There will also be information about pet safety, and bike and skateboard safety.  C.T. the Tiger, the official mascot of the Connecticut Tigers, will also make an appearance.

This event is part of a long-term initiative aimed at improving overall health in the community by offering a comprehensive schedule of health screenings, educational programs, primary care access, support services and more.