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The re:TH!NK Youth Coalition is looking for your input about tobacco-free parks in Oshkosh! Parks are meant to be places where residents and families can go to relax, enjoy nature, and be active. The re:TH!NK Youth Coalition has picked up thousands of cigarette butts in Oshkosh parks over the past couple of years, and we think a tobacco-free parks ordinance will keep residents and the environment healthier. Let us know what you think by taking this short survey!
re:TH!NK Addiction Run
Help battle addiction by joining in support and solidarity at the fourth annual re:TH!NK Addiction Run/Walk. The race offers 7 mile, 5k, and 1 mile course options through Menominee Park. Last year we had over 800 participants register and this year we are expecting about 900! Registration includes a race shirt, goodie bag, and food. Fees vary but can be found online and there is a discount for signing up early. However, you can still register the day of the race. If you are interested in volunteering at the race, rather than running or walking, you can sign up here.
Upcoming CHEERS! Training
In the month of October, we will be having our next CHEERS! training. Specific date, time, and location will be determined soon, so check back on our website in the next few weeks!
CHEERS! is a free workshop facilitated by local police officers to increase the safe sale and service of alcohol. It is for anyone serving alcohol in any capacity. You'll learn everything from how to spot fake IDs to your rights related to serving intoxicated individuals. FREE training presented by your local police officers! Great chance to meet your local police officers in a casual setting and ask them anything about compliance checks, local statutes, WI state law! This workshop will increase the safe alcohol service for: Tavern Owners, Bartenders, Wait Staff, Door Security, Store Clerks, Special Event Organizers, and Volunteers. Topics Covered in CHEERS! Classes: Protocol for reporting fake ID's, Spotting fake ID's, Your establishment's liabilities, responsibilities, and policies, Understanding alcohol compliance checks, Review of local statutes and WI's state laws, and Your rights regarding sales and service to intoxicated individuals. Call the Winnebago County Health Department at (920) 232-3000 or e-mail rethink @ co.winnebago.wi.us with the subject line: "Cheers! Beverage Training."
Lemonade Slushy Sale
We're rasing funds for re:TH!NK's great work in the community. You can help us out by buying a lemonade slushy for $1.50 at Winnebago County Community Park’s 50th Birthday Party on Saturday, August 19 from 2-6pm. We'll also have our bike blender out there to help you celebrate! More details about the event are at the Birthday Party Facebook page.
As the 2016-2017 school year came to an end, we were busy coordinating and promoting tastings in Neenah, Menasha, Oshkosh, and Omro. Radishes, turnips, tomatoes, asparagus, and more were sampled since March 2017. With the help of each school districts' Food Service Directors and food service staff, farmers, and volunteers, over 4000 kids were able to try local and tasty produce. Not a bad way to wrap up the school year! By trying new produce, we hope to increase health eating habits and the consumption of fruits and vegetables among kids in Winnebago County. We love to see the fresh local produce go out into the cafeteria and the kids eat it right up! You can help achieve healthy eating habits in the County by volunteering for next year.