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DeSoto County Celebrates the Week of the Family
November 10, 2018

DeSoto County Tobacco Free Partnership and Students Working Against Tobacco attended The Week of the Family Celebration on Saturday November 10, 2018. 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, Lizbeth Gutierrez, Jaylin Castillo, Jenny Mejia, and Community Health Advocate, Jodie DeLoach prepare to engage and enrage attendees
on the health issues related to tobacco use.

There were 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.

Visitors enjoyed testing their knowledge on the harmful effects of tobacco use and receiving free TFP / SWAT swag by giving the tobacco wheel a spin.

The TFP / SWAT booth was 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. “It was a true pleasure to take part in such a wonderful event geared toward promoting healthy families within our community.

If you are interested in getting more involved with SWAT and/or TFP in DeSoto County, visit or email