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Hundreds attend safety fair

November 8, 2012
The Inter-Mountain

Several hundred adults and children attended the Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital Kids' Safety Fair held Oct. 27 at the hospital. More than a dozen exhibitors were present for the event.

The Weston Volunteer Fire Department and Lewis County Emergency Squad had vehicles for touring. Other exhibitors included the WV DHHR; dental hygienist Tammy Thomason; Tina Mainella, of Mountain Health Trust Fund; Terri Flint of H.O.P.E., Inc.; Kristi Gannon, of RAZE; Liz Post, of 4-H; Sheila McCartney of Girl Scouts; and various SJMH staff members providing information on sun/skin safety; bike safety; poison control; handwashing basics; and nutrition.

Joey and Mandy Riddle, of Joey's Bike Shop, in Elkins were present to educate children on changing bike tire flats and proper helmet fitting.

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Joey Riddle, of Joey’s Bikes in Elkins, shows Kids’ Safety Fair participants how to fix a flat tire on their bike during an event Oct. 27 at Stonewall Jackson Memorial Hospital in Weston.

A local motorcycle group, #1376 Riders, came to the event and donated dozens of Tommy the Moose stuffed animals and dozens of fleece blankets for pediatric patients at the Hospital.

The donation was the wish of the late Colton Dean, of Buckhannon, whose wish was to make sure that other sick children would never be cold.



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