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Child Advocacy Day
RUMFORD -- The Rumford Eagles will host a Child Advocacy Day for area youth on Saturday, May 12 at the Rumford Eagles.
From 9 a.m. to noon, representatives from local police, medical and fire departments along with groups from the Greater Rumford Community Center, Mexico Rec Dept., Rumford Community Hospital, RSU #10 Wellness Team and other youth groups will have presentations to benefit the children as well as their parents. Some of the programs included will be eye retina scanning done by the Rumford Police Department (this program is new technology for child identification and replaces finger printing), the Rumford Fire Dept. with a interactive phone that demonstrates how to use our 911 system in emergencies and a team from Rumford Hospital.
The Norway Fire Dept. will have their burning structure and the Mexico Explorers will have a seat belt crash demonstration. The Mexico Fire dept will be on hand with the fire dog, Sparky. There will be a bicycle safety rodeo that will also feature a display from Liberty Mutual called “Small Town,” bounce tent, games, prizes and face painting. The Rumford Fire Dept. will be having a barbecue and Pizza Hut will have a tent set up for those wishing to eat.
In the afternoon, there will be various activities set up to entertain and inform. Other activities are in the works. From 8 p.m. to midnight, adult entertainment will be provided by Backlash.
This day is also a fundraiser for the participating youth groups, including the GRCC, Mexico Rec, RSU #10 wellness team, Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts, Explorers and Girl Scouts. Throughout the day, various fundraising activities will be going on with tables set up for donated raffle items, yard sale items, 50/50 and admission for the evening entertainment. All money raised will be divided evenly amongst all the participating youth groups. Cost for the dance will be $5 (no charge for Eagle members with card). This will be a educational as well as a fun filled day for both youths and the adults.
For more information, check out their website at www.rumfordeagles.foe.com. For anyone interested in learning what the Eagles are all about and possibly looking to join, members will be on hand to answer questions and give tours.
Also this year they will be doing a yard sale to benefit the local youth. If you know of anyone who has items they no longer use and are looking to get rid of them, they can use them for our yard sale to help raise money for local youth groups. Items can be dropped off at the Eagles or call Fred Allen at 739-9798 or Richie Philbrick at 357-4996.