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Kid’s Safe Saturday by Johanna Hicks

Kids’ Safe Saturday Just Days Away!

Kids’ Safe Saturday, a popular event for families, is rapidly approaching, and I wanted to remind everyone of the date, time, and place.  The event has been scheduled for Saturday, April 18, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at Buford Park in Sulphur Springs.  Games, prizes, hot dogs, and lots of give-away items will be provided free of charge.

When you arrive, check in at the pavilion to receive a game card for each child.  The event will feature exhibits on safety topics, and each exhibitor will have a game or activity, along with small prizes relating to their topic.  Exhibitors will initial the game card and when all spaces have been initialed, children will  return the game card to the pavilion to be placed in a drawing for major prizes.

Each exhibitor will provide information about safety issues relating to water safety, sun safety, stranger danger, accidental poisoning, immunizations, and much more.  The event is sponsored by various agencies, including Texas A&M AgriLife Extension, Department of State Health Service, Sulphur Springs Police, Sulphur Springs Fire Department, Hopkins County Memorial Hospital, and many more.

Come join in on the fun – it’s free, it’s fun, and it’s informative!

Twogether in Texas Marriage Education Workshop

The Twogether in Texas Marriage Education workshop is a great tool for engaged couples to equip themselves with skills that will be useful throughout marriage.  Married couples who would like a refresher are also welcome to attend!  This workshop is recognized by the state of Texas, and a portion of the marriage license fee will be waived for couples who complete the workshop.  Here are the details:

  • Date: Saturday, May 9
  • Place: Hopkins County Extension Office, 1200-B W. Houston, Sulphur Springs
  • Time:  8:30 a.m. to approximately 3:30 p.m.
  • Cost:  Free!

Topics covered will be marriage expectations, communication, conflict resolution, money management, and goals & dreams.  This workshop will include group discussions, videos, instructor-led activities, and more.  At the end of the workshop, I will present couples with a completion certificate to take to the county clerk’s office to receive a $60 savings on the marriage license.  The certificate is valid for one year.

Sulphur Springs Country Club will provide lunch, and Idzy Bitzy Bakery will provide refreshments.  My office will provide coffee, water, and morning snacks.  As of this writing, four couples have signed up to participate.

Please call my office, 903-885-3443, to be added to the list.  We simply need your name and phone number.  Couples will receive a reminder phone call a few days prior to the workshop.

Closing Thought

Our visions begin with our desires – Audre Lorde

Author: Staff Reporter

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