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DeSoto Tobacco Free Partnership and Students Working Against Tobacco Members Attend Week of the Family Celebration
November 12, 2016

DeSoto County TFP and SWAT youth attended The Week of the Family Celebration on Saturday November 12, 2016. The event was held at Brewer Sports Complex from 10:00 AM – 1:00 Pm. This is a local event dedicated to strengthening family relationships through education, wholesome activities, fitness, and community service.

SWAT youth, Myha Mendoza, schooled the boys on the health issues related to secondhand smoke.

There was fun, interactive activities available for all ages, including but not limited to: live entertainment, contest, giveaways, services, and much more. The Week of the Family truly is a wonderful event that provides community members with the opportunity to learn more about various nonprofits and community service efforts available to them locally.

The Tobacco Free Partnership of DeSoto County booth was surely a hot spot. We had numerous visitors stop by requesting information. Both TFP members and SWAT youth had a wonderful time educating attendees on the addictive and harmful effects related to tobacco use. There was an abundance of information passed out, and a few individuals signed up to become involved in our mission. “It was a true pleasure to take part in such a wonderful event geared toward promoting healthy families within our community.” - Melissa Mendoza, SWAT Advisor.

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