A Family Affair has been set for Tuesday, March 27 on the parking lot of the Texas Department of Health from 2-6 p.m. This fair is an event to inform families of available community resources and services. It is sponsored by the McCulloch County Family Coalition. This Coalition is composed of the following agencies: Texas Department of Health, New Horizons-Family First, Brady Head Start, Casa Care, Wesley Nurse-Methodist Health Care Ministries, Brady EMS, the Heart of Texas Education Co-op and the Texas Agriculture Extension Service. Everyone in McCulloch County is urged to take advantage of this event. This years event will have 20 booths representing 20 different agencies. Agencies that will be present including the sponsoring agencies are the Texas Department of Health, Head Start, Casa Care, Wesley Nurse, Heart of Texas Education Co-op, Family Shelter of McCulloch County, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Council for the Concho Valley, United States Department of Housing and Urban Development; Tex Care Partnership Program, Texas Department of Human Services, Texas Department of Protective and Regulatory Services, Foster Grandparent Program, Brady EMS, McCulloch County Adult Literacy, McCulloch County Sheriff’s Department, Richards Memorial Library the EPIC Program and the Texas Agriculture Extension Service. Along with the information booths, games and activities will be going on. Some of the activities will include go fishing, ring toss, face painting, story telling, cookie walk and lollipop surprise. Bubbles the Clown will be present to distribute animal twist balloons. The McCulloch County Sheriff’s Department will be finger printing children for identification. The Tex Care Partnership Program will be available to present information to help Texas families secure health insurance for their children, ages 0-18. Most families will pay no more than $18 a month to insure all their children. Cynthia Quinn, Welsey Nurse of the Methodist Church Health Care Ministries, will be screening for early onset signs of juvenile diabetes and will provide information on early signs of diabetes. The Texas Agriculture Extension Service will be promoting their Better Living for Texan Nutrition Program and will be emphasizing food safety. Brady Head Start will be recruiting and taking applications for the 2001-2002 school year. The Texas Department of Health will have information about the services they have available for our community. Mrs. Leigh Ann Moore, Director of our local Health Department, stated, “that she is very excited about the fair and that the Health Department personnel are looking forward to hosting this event.” For more information about the fair you may contact the McCulloch County Extension Service at 597-1295. If you would like to participate but have not been contacted, please feel free to call and register. This fair is free and open to the public.