Monday, April 8, 2013

Let’s Go Fly A Kite

Come join the Van Buren County Youth Leadership Council(YLC) for a fun family event on April 19th.  Families are encouraged to come out and spend the evening flying a kite and enjoying other fun activities. This event is to help promote family activities during  Alcohol Awareness month and keep kids from the dangers of alcohol abuse.

Parents have more influence on their child’s values and decisions about drinking before they begin to use alcohol.  Parents can have a major impact on their children’s drinking, especially during the preteen and early teen years.  According to the 2010 Iowa Youth Survey:
§         One in four eighth graders reports drinking alcohol within the past month.
§         24% of eighth graders reports that during the last 30 days they have had 5 or more drinks of alcohol in a row on at least one occasion.
§         49% of eighth graders say that it is easy to get alcohol in Van Buren County.

The youth have planned a variety of activities along with the kite flying. There will be a  bean bag toss, music, buttons, a bake sale and much more! Kites will be available for $2 as long as supplies last. Come out to the Van Buren Community High School track anytime between 6pm and 8pm. Enjoy the activities and spend time with your family at this free event in support of alcohol awareness month.

What: Let's go fly a kite
Where: Van Buren High School track/football field
When: April 9th 6pm-8pm
Cost: FREE (kites available for $2)

For more information about this event please contact the SAFE Coalition at               319-293-6412 or visit us on the web at

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