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CPR, Kids Camp, and 4-H Project Tour Day By Johanna Hicks

Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED and Basic First Aid Offered

               Have you taken CRP and First Aid, but your certification expired?  Does your place of employment require this certification?  Do you want to receive the training for your own personal benefit?  If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, I have a solution for you!

               A few weeks ago, a colleague from Upshur County contacted me about the possibility of holding a training in East Texas, and now the date, time and location have been set.  Below are the details:

What: Adult and Pediatric CPR/AED, Basic First Aid

When:  Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Time:  10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Where: Innovative Health Solutions, 501 Pine Tree Road, Longview, TX

Cost: $50

There are two ways to register.  Online registration may be done by going to and click on registration.  Scroll down to the event hosted by Texas A&M AgriLife Extension.  Click on the registration link.  You may pay online.  For directions to the event, a map is shown on the registration link.

If you prefer to register by phone, you may call Marilyn Thompson at 866-282-5477.  You will need to bring exact cash or check to the class to pay onsite.

Kids’ Camp Registration Deadline Approaching

               Registration information for the 8th annual “Kids’ Camp: Fun, Food, Fitness” has been distributed to Sulphur Springs campuses housing grades 1 thru 4.  If your child did not pick up a registration form, there is still time to register, but not much!  The camp will be limited to the first 40 youth.  Registration must be turned in to the Extension Office on or before May 31.  As of this writing, we are half-way full.  The camp will include a vast array of fun activities including nutrition and hands/on food preparation, team games, Walk Across Texas, crafts, safety (sun, stranger, weather), simple money management, and gardening.  Our final day will be a celebration with water slides, bounce houses, and yummy refreshments.  Give-away incentive items, prizes, t-shirts, camp booklet, and more will be available.

               The dates of the camp are Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, June 11, 13, 15, 18, 2, 22, 25, 27, and 29.  Kids’ Camp will take place at the Sulphur Springs Middle School auxiliary gym from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon.  Reminder – registration is due on or before May 31.  Our Extension Office is closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day.  Call 903-885-3443 if you have questions.

4-H Project Tour Day

               Each year, we offer a day of field trips for our 4-H members.  All 4-H members are invited to participate.  Each stop reinforces a 4-H project.  This year’s Tour Day is scheduled for Friday, June 1.  Everyone is asked to meet at the Extension Office at 9:30 a.m. for a brief overview of the day and to arrange carpooling.  Our first stop will pertain to horticulture and we will travel to a local florist shop to learn how flowers and plants are cared for, simple floral arranging, and distribution of plants and floral arrangements.  The second stop will focus on communication and expressive arts.  We will travel to our local movie theater for a behind-the-scenes look at the projection and sound rooms.  We’ll learn about the light bulbs used in the powerful projectors, how movies are acquired, and more.

               At lunch time, we will meet at the ROC for lunch and a brief county 4-H Council meeting.  4-H members wishing to run for an office will be given the opportunity to give a speech, and officers will be elected.  After lunch, we will continue the Project Tour Day with a trip to a local embroidery and screen print shop to tie in with the clothing & textiles project, as well as the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) project.

               We will return to the extension office at approximately 2:30 p.m.  All participants are asked to bring a sack lunch.  Bottle water will be provided.  Please call the Extension Office at 903-885-3443 to sign up.

Closing Thought

The most wonderful places to be in the world are: in someone’s thoughts, in someone’s prayers, and in someone’s heart – author unknown

Johanna Hicks
Texas A&M AgriLife Extension
Family & Consumer Sciences
1200-B W. Houston
P.O.Box 518
Sulphur springs, TX 75483
903-885-3443 – phone
903-439-4909 – Fax
[email protected]

Author: Savannah Everett

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