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Published: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 @ 10:50 AM
Updated: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 @ 10:50 AM
— When you have a child with allergies, the fun and excitement of Halloween can become overshadowed by the haunting worry about hidden ingredients and undisclosed allergens in the candy your little one collects.
Some children with ADHD or autism also have certain dietary restrictions that prohibit eating candy, especially in the quantity involved around Halloween.
For these children, Halloween is a time of frustration instead of celebration.
FARE (Food, Allergy, Research & Education) and the Teal Pumpkin Project understand the challenges parents and children face during this candy-filled holiday, and have continued a nationwide movement to offer an alternative for children who cannot partake in the usual fare.
By encouraging families to offer non-food options this Halloween, like scented pencils, stickers, small toys and erasers, the Teal Pumpkin Project hopes to transform this holiday into something every child can enjoy and participate in.
Want to take part? Here's how you can have a safe and fun Halloween this year!
If you really want to help take charge of Halloween, you can spread awareness of Halloween-related food allergies by holding your own fundraiser. The Teal Pumpkin Project suggests a few easy ways to raise money, including hosting your own pumpkin walk, a teal pumpkin painting party, a teal-painted pumpkin sale, neighborhood collections, and having a food and candy-free Halloween party.
For more information, contact FARE and Teal Pumpkin Project at 1-800-929-4040.
Published: Friday, June 29, 2018 @ 11:07 AM
The city of Fairborn has two days for residents to celebrate the Fourth of July with a block party, parade and fireworks.
On Tuesday, the city will host a block party from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. along Main Street in downtown Fairborn. The block party will have vendors catering to food, crafts and information.
Cherry on Top will be one of the bands that perform at the block party. There will be rides, and Main Street stores will be open.
The city hosts a Little Mister and Misses Fairborn contest that starts at 6:30 p.m. The contest is for students of the Fairborn City Schools that are ages six to nine.
On Wednesday, the city will have a Fourth of July Parade that starts at 10 a.m. There will be bands, floats, police and fire vehicles and the Shriners.
The party moves to Community Park at 5 p.m. for food, rides and entertainment. The party ends with a fireworks show that starts at 10 p.m.
“A nice, fun, family event for every age,” said Fourth of July committee member Jamie Bauer.
Published: Sunday, June 17, 2018 @ 9:01 AM
— Happy Father's Day!
Twitter users around the world are using the hashtags #DadJokes and #FunnyThingsDadsSay to celebrate their dads with baffling wisecracks and head-scratching words of wisdom.
Check out 10 of the best-worst jokes below:
1. "I've always had an irrational fear of speed bumps. But don't worry, I'm slowly getting over it." – @DaddingAround
I've always had an irrational fear of speed bumps.— Jack's Dad (@DaddingAround) June 12, 2018
But don't worry, I'm slowly getting over it.#dadjokes
2. "Why did the coffee go to the police? It got mugged." – @NPR
Why did the coffee go to the police? It got mugged. #dadjokes— NPR (@NPR) June 17, 2018
3. "It's not a dad bod. It's a father figure." – @chrismakespuns
"It's not a dad bod. It's a father figure"#FunnyThingsDadsSay— Puns©_By_Chris (@chrismakespuns) June 13, 2018
4. "Was going to go to the new restaurant in space. Heard their food is great, but there is no atmosphere." – @MatBest11x
Was going to go to the new restaurant in space. Heard their food is great, but there is no atmosphere. #dadjokes— Mat Best (@MatBest11x) June 8, 2018
5. "Two peanuts were walking down the street. One was a salted." – @Fawcett_Matt
Two peanuts were walking down the street.— Matt Fawcett (@Fawcett_Matt) June 13, 2018
One was a salted.#dadjokes
6. "If a short person waves at you, is it a microwave?" – @First_Jimothy
If a short person waves at you, is it a microwave?#dadjokes— First Jimothy (@First_Jimothy) June 15, 2018
7. "I knew a guy who was addicted to drinking brake fluid. He said he could stop anytime." – @HouseofBoodles
I knew a guy who was addicted to drinking brake fluid. He said he could stop anytime. #dadjokes— Sandra (@HouseofBoodles) June 13, 2018
8. "How do you find Will Smith in the snow? Look for the fresh prints!!!!" – @ProducerEddie
How do you find Will Smith in the snow?— Eddie (@ProducerEddie) June 14, 2018
Look for the fresh prints!!!! 😂😂 #DadJokes
9. "That cow is amazing. ... She's outstanding in her field." – @GuyMcPerson309
* passing a pasture *— Guy McPerson (@GuyMcPerson309) June 13, 2018
"OMG! That cow is amazing!!!!"
"Why is that, Dad?"
"She's outstanding in her field."
10. "You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose." – @Johnsense38
You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you can't pick your friend's nose. #FunnyThingsDadsSay— Johnsense af⚾👍😃😈☯😇 (@Johnsense38) June 13, 2018
Published: Wednesday, May 30, 2018 @ 7:22 AM
The hospital wrote on Facebook: "We know everyone was honoring the brave men and women that have served and sacrificed for our country on Memorial Day with cookouts and spending time with family. Even our newborns were celebrating 'cookout style' over the weekend!"
We know everyone was honoring the brave men and women that have served and sacrificed for our country on Memorial Day...Posted by Washington Health System on Tuesday, May 29, 2018
Published: Monday, April 30, 2018 @ 6:40 PM
Updated: Monday, April 30, 2018 @ 6:40 PM
Cinco de Mayo is Saturday, and before everyone gets ready for happy hours and parties, it helps to go in with a plan.
There are plenty of ways to celebrate the day, which commemorates Mexico’s victory over France in the Battle of Puebla on May 5 1862, during the French-Mexican war.
Make sure you do not do any of the following:
Dress up in sombreros and fake mustaches
There is no need to "dress up" for this day, but if you do, do not wear a sombrero, mariachi suit, serape, fake mustache or anything of the sort if you are not a member of that culture. Those things have historical and cultural significance, and donning them just for a day caricatures and stereotypes people. That's not fun.
Go out and get drunk
There is nothing wrong with drinking in moderation and doing it socially, but responsibility is key. What is the use in celebrating a day if you get sick or can't remember it?
Make English words Spanish by adding an "o" on the end
Not only does it not make any sense, but by doing this, it makes fun of another language and turns it into a joke. The same goes for plays on the holiday name, so no parties or themes like "Cinco de Drinko."