Tenth Annual Okeechobee Family Health & Safety Expo
Saturday, January 28th, 2017
@ the Okeechobee Agri-Civic Center
4601 Hwy 710, Okeechobee, FL 34974
Free Health Screenings – Giveaways – Demonstrations – Entertainment – Freed Food & Fun For All Ages!
You are invited to the Tenth Annual Okeechobee Family Health and Safety Expo on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The Expo will take place at the Agri-Civic Center, 4601 Highway 710, Okeechobee, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The 2016 Expo was a fun-filled, educational day for the more than the 2,000 people who attended. This year we want to offer additional health and safety displays, first responder vehicles, vendor booths, entertainment, food and giveaways. There is no charge to set up, eat lunch (while supplies last) or to attend the Expo. However, donations are appreciated!
We are inviting you to participate by setting up a vendor booth or by bringing a display for the community to see. We would love to see participation from everyone in the health and/or safety field. Profit and not-for-profit agencies and organizations will offer free health screenings or display items related to health and/or safety and offer demonstrations. Our target audience will range from young children to senior citizens. This is a great opportunity to share with Okeechobee what you have to offer! We are expecting more vendors and more participants this year so do not miss this Expo!
Please come out and educate our community on health and safety resources and the service you provide! If you would like to participate, simply complete and return the attached registration form and/or sponsorship form. To make a donation, make your check payable to our fiscal agent: Okeechobee County Fire Rescue Volunteers and mail to Erin Moore, Shared Services Network, 700 S.W. Second Avenue, Okeechobee, FL 34974. If you have questions, please feel free to call the co-chairs listed in the top of this letter. Thank you in advance for supporting Okeechobee and the Expo!
Line Dancing Resumes at the Senior Center
Okeechobee Senior Services is once again offering line dancing classes at the Lottie Raulerson Senior Center. Line dancing is a wonderful form of exercise and the classes provide a great opportunity to meet and become friends with other likeminded people. The classes will be taught by Sandy Byrd and Barb Weaver at 11:30 am on Mondays beginning November 7th. All levels of dancers or would be dancers are invited and there is no cost for these classes. The Senior Center is located at 1690 NW 9th Avenue in Okeechobee at the south end of the County Planning and Zoning and Health Department building.
Okeechobee’s Upcoming Events 1-12-17
- K9 Resque is in need of volunteers for both the rescue and the pet food pantry, and we are also are looking for good loving foster homes for our dogs, if interested please call 863-824-5373
- The Oasis Lounge at the Okeechobee Shrine Club invites your friends and neighbors to meet you for a quick get together or spend some time and enjoy catching up from a busy week. The Oasis Lounge offers an intimate and friendly setting to relax and unwind every Friday and Saturday evening from 5pm to 10pm. The Lounge is always open to the public except during times of private leases of the Club. For information contact Kip Gardner at (863)357-0427 or the Okeechobee Shrine Club at (863)763-3378
- Okeechobee Discount Drugs in partnership with Project Response offers free HIV testing every Monday from 11am-3pm. All tests are confidential and the results take 15mins. Know your status and stop by Okeechobee Discount Drugs located at 203 S.W. Park Street for your free test!
- Indian River State College is offering classes for HVAC Technicians in January; they’re also offering Applied Welding Technology (entire program) beginning in February; their nursing program will begin accepting applications on January 4th, classes begin in late June, register now online at irsc.edu or call 863-824-6000 for more info!
- The Concealed Weapon Permit class will be conducted on Thursday evening January 19, 2017 beginning at 7 PM at the Chamber. The class will last approximately two hours. Range qualification will take place on Saturday January 21, 2017. You will be instructed where to meet on Saturday during the Thursday evening class. You may use your own weapon or you may use the weapon we provide you during qualification
- Fountain of Life Church at 1302 SW 32nd Street is hosting a weekly Propel Women’s Bi-lingual (Eng./Span) Event. The first event will be held on Monday, January 10th with refreshments served at 6;30p.m.and event following from 7-8:30 p.m. Every event after that will be on the first Monday of every month. Propel Women is a nationally recognized event that encourages conversations of who we are in Christ, worship and prayer time. The goal is to empower women to make a difference in their families and communities. EVERYONE IS WELCOMED! For more info call 763-8945 or 532-8032.
- The January Mixer will be held on Thursday January 19th, 2016 at Mira Realty located at 104 SW 3rd Ave, Okeechobee, FL 34974. Mixers are held on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm. The business holding the mixer is responsible for location, drinks and light appetizers or hors d’oeuvres. We encourage attending business members and/or visitors to bring items for door prizes. We also have our Mega 50/50 tickets sales at each mixer $1 for 1 ticket or $5 for 6 tickets. The drawing is held at the December Mixer. This is an excellent opportunity to highlight your business during an enjoyable evening with friends. Thanks in advance for your support!