By Diane Lee, Public Information Officer, Garrett County Health Department
Nearly 150 persons recently attended a fishing rodeo at Accident Town Pond sponsored by the Accident Community Planning Group in conjunction with the Wild Turkey Federation.
“Families made a day of it, as they gathered around the pond and made memories,” said Machelle Bender, Outreach Worker at the Garrett County Health Department. “It was a wonderful day to spend time together, enjoy fishing, and learn about keeping youth safe from underage drinking.”
Attendees learned about the risk of underage drinking and prescription drug misuse among youth through messaging and handouts, and were reminded to store, monitor, and secure alcohol and medication properly in the home.
If you are interested in learning more about Garrett County Community Planning Groups call the health department at 301-334-7730 or 301-895-3111. These groups are partially funded by the health department to provide drug- and tobacco-free community events.
Cutlines: The Accident Planning Group had a big turn out at their Fishing Rodeo at the Accident Community Pond recently. In the picture at top left, a happy little girl proudly shows off her fish as her Mom continues to fish and other families gathered around the pond in the background. At top right, Landon Smith shows off his 22-inch catch.
Read More, and view the original press release at Garrett County Health Department.