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Child Safety Seat Check Up Event
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 • Posted March 20, 2013

On Palm Sunday, March 24, on the south side of the Mason Courthouse we will be hosting a Child Safety Seat Check Up Event. It will begin at 10:30 a.m. and should last until at least 1 p.m. Come make sure your child’s safety seat is being used correctly- 3 out of 4 of us do not have them properly installed! The passenger safety technicians from the group Texans in Motion (sponsored by Scott and White Injury Prevention and TxDOT) will be here to not only install your seats, but teach you how to install them properly in your vehicle. They do this all for FREE! They may even have some seats available if yours is expired or you’re using the wrong one. If you are genuinely in need of a carseat, come early!! Texas AgriLife Extension and Ann Scarth, Wesley Nurse will also be assisting in this wonderful educational opportunity. While you’re getting your seat checked, please support the Child Welfare Board’s Hamburger lunch fundraiser beginning at 11am and of course the CASA Easter Egg hunt is at 12:30!! Hope to see you all there!

Upcoming Food Safety Courses

On March 26 and 27, I will be helping to teach a Food Protection Management Course in Brady. Please call Jacque Behrens at the McCulloch County Extension office to sign up at 325-597-1295. On May 13-14, 2013 the same class will be offered in Brownwood, and you can call Kim Miles in Brown County about that one at 325-646-0386. FPM Courses are recommended for restaurant managers/owners as one person from each food establishment in Texas needs to pass a test mandated by the State Health Department. This course helps you pass the test, which is given at the end of the course.

I would like to thank Scott Zesch for helping coordinate the Food Handler’s Course (a short version of the FPM Course) we held in February, which was completed by 17 members of the Mason Community Kitchen volunteer team! These volunteers are all well versed in the basics of food safety, and I am so pleased that we had such a GREAT turnout for the course.

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