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Whiffle Ball Game  

& Home Run Derby

co-sponsored by Hardwick Area Community Coalition and Hardwick Recreation Committee

Free ~ Prizes for Everyone!

To sign up email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 472-8010.

Who: 8-13 year old boys and girls

When: July 31st ~ 5:30 Home Run Derby 
Co-ed Games following

Where: Hardwick Elementary School Field


 
 
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The evenings of August 3rd and 5th were absolutely perfect for the Hardwick Area Community Coalition’s and Hardwick Recreation’s co-sponsored whiffle ball tournament held at the Hardwick Elementary fields.   On August 3rd Camille Brochu started the event by winning the girls home run derby by driving five out of seven over the fence.  This was followed by a four inning co-ed game with a final score that resembled more of a football final than baseball.   The events of August 5th began with Dante McPherson outdueling Corey Pollard in the finals of the 10 year old division of the boys home run derby.  This was followed by Walden Gann winning the 11-13 year old home run derby.   Walden hit and amazing 8 home runs in a row to squeak by Jaxson Hussey by just one in the finals.  Again the game that followed was highly competitive with plenty of laughs throughout the four inning battle.  The game had an exciting ending as Russell Shopland caught a deep fly ball with the tying runs on base to end the game. 


 

 

Family Day - The 4th Monday in September 

    The 4th Monday in September


 

Dinner Makes a Difference!

More than a decade of research by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University has consistently found that the more often kids eat dinner with their families, the less likely they are to smoke, drink or use drugs. 

Family Day - A Day to Eat Dinner with Your Children™ is a national movement launched by The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse at Columbia University in 2001 that promotes the parental engagement fostered during frequent family dinners as a simple, effective way to prevent substance abuse in kids.

To learn more about Family Day and to join parents all across America in taking the Family Day STAR pledge, log on to www.CASAFamilyDay.org .

Pledge to be a Family Day STAR who:

S - Spends time with my kids by having dinner together

T - Talks to them about their friends, interests and the dangers of drugs and alcohol

A - Answers their questions and listens to what they say

R - Recognizes that I have the power to help keep my kids substance-free!

 

CASA REPORT FINDS TEENS WHO HAVE INFREQUENT FAMILY DINNERS LIKELIER TO DRINK, SMOKE, USE MARIJUANA

Click Here for Full Report





 

 


 


 


 

 

You are invited to a Community Potluck
Come celebrate Family Day with us!

Hardwick Area Community Coalition is hosting a Community Potluck on
Wed. Sept. 28 to honor FamilyDay.

Where: Hazen Cafeteria at 6:00


FamilyDay  A Day to Eat Dinner with Your ChildrenTM is a
national movement launched by CASA in 2001 to remind
parents that frequent family Dinners Make A Difference!

After dinner join us for some family activities.
Fun for the whole family.

 

 

 


 
 
 

Coloring Book 


The Drawing Contest is open to K-6 graders.  To enter the contest, call 472-8010.

We print 600 coloring books that have 15 drawings in it and 3 pages of ads from our sponsors.

The coloring books are handed out to Pre-K to 3rd graders in all the towns we serve.

The Coloring Book Cover 


 
 
 

Spring Family Festival 


 

 
 
 

Dept. Liquor Control Training 

 


Most store and restaurant owners are regularly trained to stay current on laws and penalties, but many store employees have not attended any formalized training.  Statistics from the VT Department of Liquor Control (DLC) show the store employees who attend a training session taught by the DLC pass alcohol & tobacco compliance checks at higher rates (96%) than staff who are trained in-house by a store manager or are not trained at all (30%).  (The statistics for employees trained in-house by a store employee are the same as employees who have never been trained!)

Adults who had first used alcohol before age 15 are five times as likely to be dependent on alcohol as adults who first used at age 21 or older.In fact, more than one-quarter (2.0 million) of alcohol-dependent adults, age 21 or older, first used alcohol before age 14.2  About eighty percent, 5.5 million, first used before they were age 18.  Ninety-five percent, 6.6 million, first used before age 21.3

1 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2005). Results from the 2004 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings (NSDUH Series H-25), DHHS Publication No. SMA-05-4062, Rockville, MD.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2005). Results from the 2004 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings (NSDUH Series H-25), DHHS Publication No. SMA-05-4062, Rockville, MD.

3 Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. (2005). Results from the 2004 National Survey on Drug Use and Health: National Findings (NSDUH Series H-25), DHHS Publication No. SMA-05-4062, Rockville, MD.


Click here to find a local training.

 


 
 
 
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Family Day - The 4th Monday in September


 

 

7 Secrets to Successful
Family Dinners

Start the pattern of family dinners when children are young

Encourage your children to create menu ideas and participate in meal preparation

Turn off the TV and let your answering machine answer calls during dinnertime

Talk about what happened in everyone's day: school, work, extracurricular activities or current events

Establish a routine to start and end each meal.  Light candles or tell a story

After dinner, play a board game or serve dessert to encourage the family to continue the conversation

Keep conversation positive and make sure everyone gets a chance to speak 

 

 

 

 

 

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