The Cowley County Health and Safety Fair will be from 9 a.m. to noon April 1 at the Agri-Business Building, located at 712 W. Washington Ave.

The event is open to the public and free to attend.

“The annual Health and Safety Fair is the single best occasion for Cowley County families to come out and learn about all the wonderful opportunities available to them in our communities,” said Tom Langer, administrator of the City-Cowley County Health Department.

This year, 45 different exhibitors will be on hand to discuss health and safety issues, and provide information about how to remain safe while enjoying daily life.

Representatives from the local businesses and organizations that cooperate to make Cowley County a better place to live will provide educational information, conduct demonstrations, and take time to interact with residents on a one-on-one basis to answer questions and explain services or products.

“You can take some time to interact with so many organizations that really care about your well-being,” Langer said. “It’s a fun and rewarding way to spend a Saturday morning. We hope to see lots of people there. Local business has really stepped up this year to help put this event on.”

This year’s event will include motorcycle and ATV safety demonstrations, as well as information about how to prepare for and what to do when faced with an emergency situation. Visitors also can visit with health care organizations and receive free vision, hearing, breast cancer, and blood pressure screenings.

Attendees can learn about nutritional programs, how to manage medications, recreational activities, home and farm equipment safety, and much more.

There will be car seat safety experts on hand to make sure that each child is fitted properly to his or her safety seat. Most of the exhibitors will have promotional items and many will have door prizes for people who attend.

“We are so thankful for all civic groups that support this event, and to the Arkansas City Fire-EMS Department and especially for Reedy Ford in Arkansas City, who has helped so much by advertising to help us spread the word about this event to folks in our area,” Langer said.

“It’s amazing to see the community spirit in Cowley County for events like this.”