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Coalition invites Macleod to Party in the Park

Human bumper balls are one of the attractions at Party in the Park sponsored by the Fort Macleod Drug Coalition.

Party in the Park will have a variety of bounce houses for children.

One of Fort Macleod’s most popular events for families returns next weekend.
Party in the Park at the Fort Macleod Scout Hall runs from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8, promoting family unity and healthy choices.
The Fort Macleod Drug Coalition motto is, “Choice, not chance . . . Choose wisely!”
The coalition wants the community to come together for an end-of-summer celebration that will help to strengthen Fort Macleod.
Party in the Park takes place at the Scout Hall and adjoining Little League baseball diamonds.
People are advised to bring lawn chairs and blankets on which to sit, because there are no picnic tables at the Scout Hall.
As always, the emphasis is on fun at Party in the Park with music, hot dogs, cotton candy, bumper balls and bounce houses.
A popular item added last year was the inflatable adrenalin rush extreme obstacle course.
There will be information available about drug and alcohol abuse prevention and treatment that families are encouraged to take home and discuss.
The Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Network will have representatives at Party in the Park.
Network representatives will serve free “mocktails” and beverages to bring awareness of the prevention of FASD to the families in attendance.
Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) is a term used to describe a range of disabilities that may affect individuals prenatally exposed to alcohol.
In Canada, prenatal exposure to alcohol is a leading cause of preventable brain damage and birth defects, and one of the top three reasons for developmental delays in children.
Party in the Park is for everyone in Fort Macleod, not just people experiencing difficulty with drugs and alcohol.
The coalition wants to give parents and care-givers an opportunity to hang out and play with their children.
Anyone interested in volunteering at Party in the Park is welcome.