Monday, March 9, 2009

Free Preparedness Fair

I saw a notice in the Sunday Forum about a free Preparedness Fair on Sat. 3/14 from noon to 4. It will be at the Stake Center of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints., 2502 17th Ave S, Fargo. It is open to the public.

Participants can sample food made from basic items, attend mini-classes and visit booths demonstrating how to plan for tough times. Each booth at the fair will offer readiness tips and handouts, including how to choose or make a generator, compare food dehydrators and a demonstration on how to store and purify water.

Representatives from Fargo Cass Public Health, the Community Emergency Response Team and the Red Cross will focus on emergency preparedness training and communit services available during disasters.

Food displays will include dehydrated foods, cooking with whole wheat and how to use dried beans.

Class topics will include emergency kits, designing an emergency plan, home remedies, how to be environmentally frugal, tips for saving money and improving employment opportunities and emergency communications.

For mor information call (701) 237-9505.

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