A child is poisoned every 30 second in the United States. Most accidental poisonings occur at home and can be prevented.
A child may think many medications look like candy. Sudafed may look like mini red hots and chocolate laxatives can look like a Hershey Bars. Even household items may be mistaken for every day foods and drinks. A child may think a bottle of alcohol looks like a bottle of water and blue Windex may look like blue Gatorade. Even a box of rat poison pellets sounds like a box of candy when shaken. (The picture shows a board of different medication/candy look-a-likes.)
What can we do to help protect our children?
The 6th annual World Compassion Network "Run for Hunger" is Saturday, March 29, 2014, 10 am at Winona Lake Park. 100% of the proceeds go to local organizations who assist in feeding needy adults and children in our community, one of them being the Boomerang Backpacks at Warsaw Schools. Hope to see you there! To sign up!
Coming to Warsaw Performing Arts Center on Thursday, March 13, 2014 at 7:00 p.m., is a time-proven audience pleaser, "The Fantasticks"! Just "try to remember" a time when this charming, romantic musical wasn't enchanting audiences around the world. It is classical simplicity, not a contemporary character tale. It's about a boy who is overly in love with a girl; their fathers keep them together by pulling them apart. Steampunk seems to lend itself to this story by finding beauty among the broken pieces. Punctuated by a bountiful series of catchy, memorable songs, many of which have become standards, audiences will find themselves humming along to such classics as "Try to Remember" and "Soon It's Going to Rain". Call the Warsaw Performing Arts Center at 574-371-5040 to order tickets. Box office hours are 7:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.