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21 oct 2011

  1. 1. USAACE Weekly Family Update 21 October 2011 US AAC E F R S A, B ld g. 8 9 5 0 , 7 t h Av e n u e, Fo rt R uc k er, Al 3 6 3 6 2 ( 3 3 4 ) 2 5 5 -0 9 6 0 o r r uc k. fr g ap @co n u s.ar m y. mi l Visit us at www.facebook.com/fortruckerfamilyINSIDE THIS ISSUE1 Wounded Warrior Hunt2 Did You Know? Fire Prevention Month3 Trick or Treat Safety4 Things to do This Weekend! "’Relationship beforeopportunity’ is about giving before receiving, planting before harvesting and serving before asking" ~ Jeremie Kubicek Fort Rucker Trick or Treat 31 October 2011 www.housing.army.mil 1800 - 2000
  2. 2. Page 2 USAACE Family Weekly Update Did you Know? Upcoming Fire safety is something that many people may not think about until Training/Workshops after they have been affected by a tragedy. Each year more than 400 children die from fires in their homes. Please let this month be a 24 & 31 October – Divorce/Separation Co- reminder to take important steps to protect your family from a fire. Parenting Workshop from 0900 One of the most important things you can do for your family and – 1200. To register, call (334) home is to make sure your home has a working smoke alarm. 255-3898. Working smoke alarms are an essential piece of safety equipment 27 October – Employment which should be in every home. If your family lives in a home with Readiness Job Search Class from working smoke alarms, the likelihood of dying in a fire is half that 0855 – 1030. To register call (334) 255-3949. compared to a home without working alarms. 1 November – Family Resilience Fire safety is not just an issue during the fall and winter months. There Training from 0830 – 1230 at are important things you can do year-round to keep your family safe The Commons. To register call from fire. Here are a few important steps to remember: (334) 255-3643.  Put a smoke alarm on every level of your home, outside each 4 November -- Promotion Points Parent Support Program from sleeping area, and in every bedroom. 0900 – 1100 at the Early  Plan and practice several escape routes and a safe place to Childhood Activity Center. To meet outside. register call (334) 255-3898.  Teach safety. A child who is coached properly ahead of time may have a better chance of surviving a fire. 4 & 7 November --  Check the kitchen for preventable hazards and supervise Divorce/Separation Co- children at all times in the kitchen. Parenting Workshop from 0900 – 1200 at the Early Childhood  Eliminate other potential fire hazards in your home. Center. Call (334) 255-3898 to register. *Article taken from www.safekids.org/blog/fire-prevetion-month.html. 10 November -- FRG Leader Training at Bldg. 5700, Rm 371F. To register call (334) 255-9578. 15 & 16 November – Army Family Team Building (AFTB) Level I from 5:00pm – 8:00 pm in Bldg. 5700, Rm 371F. Call (334) 255-2382 to register. 15 November – Hunter Education Courses in Adams Hall Rm 120 from 5:30 – 9:30pm. To regiser call (334) 255-4305. www.safekids.org
  3. 3. USAACE Family Weekly Update Page 3Trick or Treat Safety – www.halloween-safety.comTrick or Treating should be one of the great adventures of Halloween for kids! They can get dressed in scary costumes and godoor to door, begging "Tricks or Treats!" from neighbors or at the local mall. Lots of small towns have a Halloween Safe Nightat the community center or school so kids can Trick-or-Treat safely but going door to door is the stuff of childhood memories! Itshould be a fun time, without trouble and pain, so following some easy tips can keep your child safe every Halloween. Children should always go out trick or treating accompanied by a responsible adult. Make sure and stick to the curfew times and stick to subdivisions and areas with a lot of homes so your kids can get in as much trick or treating as possible in a few hours time. Plan a safe route so parents know where their older kids will be at all times. Set a time for their return home. Make sure that your child is old enough and responsible enough to go out by themselves. Make sure that they have a cell phone. Instruct your children not to eat any treats until they bring them home to be examined by you. This way you can check for any problem candy and get the pick of the best stuff! Instruct your child to never go into the home of a stranger or get into their car. Explain why this is not a god idea and what to do if someone approaches them and tries to talk to them. Make sure your child carries a flashlight, glow stick or has reflective tape on their costume to make them more visible to cars. Let them know that they should stay together as a group if going out to Trick or Treat without an adult. Visit Sparky’s Club
  4. 4. Page 4 USAACE Family Weekly UpdateThings to do this Weekend --Here are a listing of all the things going on in the local area this weekend. There’s tons of things to choosefrom.  Dream Field Farms & Pumpkin Patch – www.dreamfieldfarms.com.  CornDodgers Farm – http://corndodgersfarm.com. Open from 24 September – 30 October. Tons of fun for everyone!  Aplin Farms – www.aplinfarms.com, Geneva Co. Rd. 49N. Open from 1 Oct – 31 October with tons of activities for the whole family!  Wiregrass Heritage Festival – 21 – 22 October from 1000 – 1600 at Landmark Park, Dothan, Al – Learn how peanuts were harvest a half-century ago in the Wiregrass. Enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of cane grinding, syrup making, butter churning, basket weaving, soap making and other traditional farm activities. Plus food, music and antique tractors and farm equipment.  Boll Weevil Festival –22 October in Downtown, Enterprise from 0900 – 1500. Arts and crafts vendors, variety of music, food, children’s costume contest and activities, farmers market, car show and family entertainment.  Don’t forget Fort Rucker’s Children’s Fall Festival and BOSS Haunted House (see flyers below for details). www.easycanvasprints.com

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