Middle school event planned at Fulton County Fair

Staff Report

Stomping Grounds, a free event for Fulton County middle school students, will be held Sunday, Sept. 4, at the Fulton County Fair.

Hosted by Healthy Choices Caring Communities (HC3), along with the Youth Advisory Council (YAC), and held in the fair’s Small Sale area, the event will feature a fun and friendly place for students in grades 5-8 to hang out and enjoy snow cones, snacks, and games. They can win prizes in a cornhole tournament and play dodgeball, “Family Feud,” “Minute To Win It,” and other activities.

“The Youth Advisory Council chose the Stomping Grounds for our fair event this year because we wanted to provide a place for young teens to hang out and have fun,” said Annemarie Thomas, YAC chair. “I believe that middle school students will find that this event gives them different ideas of activities that they can do with friends instead of other, harmful activities such as drinking or doing drugs. There will be lots of games, snacks, and giveaways for them to enjoy, and we hope that they will come out and enjoy Stomping Grounds.”

She said the main goals for StompingGrounds are to provide a fun, educational, all-county youth event to increase positive choices and behavior among youth and to acquaint Fulton County citizens with HC3 and YAC. HC3 is a community coalition comprised of law enforcement, faith-based community, schools, government officials, professionals, civic organizations, media, health care professionals, businesses, treatment professionals, youth, and parents. YAC consists of student representatives from Fulton County high schools whose focus is the prevention and reduction of underage substance use.

For more information, visit HC3Partnership.org.

Staff Report