Helmet safety event success thanks to supporters

Published 11:20 am Tuesday, August 12, 2014

On Aug. 2 from 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. there was a skate boarding and bicycle rodeo at the Etna Street Park in Ironton. The event was a huge success and I want to thank everyone that assisted in this event.

I want to thank Ironton Mayor Rich Blankenship, Ironton Police Department, Lawrence County Sheriff Office, Friends of Ironton, Advance Auto Parts of Ironton, Dickess Auto Repair, Ironton Fire Department, Matt Herbert of St. Mary’s, Ironton City Health Department, and individuals Katrina Keith, David Markel, Karlie Young, Patti Mowery, Ray Jones, Kim Thacker, Julia Jones, Anthony Forrest, Jane Griffith, Don Swartz and Jon Dickess.

I also want to thank Appalachian Family and Children First Council for the donations of helmets, our hot dog griller/LJ hot dog sauce and all the teens that were there and skated with their helmets on.

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What an influence that made on the little ones. Thank you all.

Every child got a free helmet, the mayor dedicated the skate park and everyone enjoyed free hot dogs, chips and a drink. There was also bike and skateboard giveaway at the end of the event.

Parents were educated in the importance of their child wearing the helmet and preventing injuries, safety education was the reason that this event was such a huge success. Thank you all.


Laura Brown Health


Ironton City Health Department