Family expoOne of the seminars at this year’s Family Expo is pulled right from the headlines. While North Dakotans don’t live in fear of hurricanes, there is a whole list of other disasters that every individual and family should be prepared for.
By: Keith Norman, The Jamestown Sun
One of the seminars at this year’s Family Expo is pulled right from the headlines.
While North Dakotans don’t live in fear of hurricanes, there is a whole list of other disasters that every individual and family should be prepared for.
“It doesn’t mater what your status in life is,” said Beth Dewald, chapter manager for the Buffalo Valley Chapter of the American Red Cross. “Floods happen, tornadoes happen, fires happen and there are things we can do to protect our families and minimize the effect to property.”
The seminar, “Bad things happen to good families, are you prepared?” will be presented at 11 a.m. and again at 1 p.m. during the second annual Family Expo, running from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday at the Jamestown Civic Center.
The Jamestown Hospital will also host a seminar with Diane Nelson presenting “Breast Cancer Awareness,” at 2 p.m. Both seminars are included in the price of admission.
“There are many more things to do at this year’s expo,” said Jennifer Story, special events and marketing coordinator for The Jamestown Sun, which is sponsoring the event. “We’ve expanded the number of booths, the number of craft booths and the number of air games, so there is something for all ages.”
The Family Expo is in its second year and is an expansion of the Women’s Expo The Sun had sponsored previously. This year’s event continues that expansion by offering more craft on the upper concourse of the arena.
With nearly 50 booths, attendees will have a variety of vendors to check out. When lunch time rolls around, the options range from chili to snow cones from six different vendors. And as the day winds down prepare to be amazed by the Amazing Magic Show of Magic Blake of Philip and Henry Productions at 5 p.m.
For the children, Games to Go is bringing in several air games. The biggest, The Iron Man, is a 360-degree obstacle course designed to wear out even the most energetic of youngsters.
Door prizes this year include a $500 gift certificate from Schubert’s Warehouse Outlet for adults and a bicycle, courtesy of Kmart, for those under 18 attending. Winners need not be present for the drawing.
A family package of tickets includes admission for two adults and all their children and is priced at $10 at the door or $9 in advance. Single adult tickets are $4 at the door and $3 in advance and a student admission, ages 13 through 18, costs $2 at the door and $1 in advance.
Advance tickets can be purchased at The James-town Sun office through Friday. Admission includes participation in the air games for the children, attendance at all seminars and attendance at the magic show.
Sun reporter Keith Norman can be reached at (701) 952-8452 or by e-mail at email@example.com