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From the Director’s Desk for May 31, 2024

Are you ready for the summer?  Here are some things to keep in mind to stay safe and get the most out of the summer months:

Health and Safety

Hydration:   Drink plenty of water to stay hydrated. Consider carrying a reusable water bottle.

Sun Protection: Use sunscreen with at least SPF 30. Wear hats, sunglasses, and protective clothing.

Health Checkups: Schedule routine checkups and make sure vaccinations are up to date.

First Aid Kit: Ensure your first aid kit is stocked and easily accessible.

Home Preparation

Air Conditioning: Service your air conditioner to ensure it's working efficiently.

Fans and Ventilation: Clean and check fans for proper function.

Insulation: Check windows and doors for proper insulation to keep cool air in.

Pest Control: Take preventive measures against common summer pests like mosquitoes and ants.

Outdoor Activities

Gardening: Prepare your garden by planting summer-appropriate plants and ensuring your lawn is well-maintained.

Barbecue: Clean and inspect your grill. Stock up on grilling essentials.

Sports Equipment: Check and clean sports equipment like bikes, swimming gear, and camping supplies.

Personal Care

 Clothing: Refresh your wardrobe with light, breathable fabrics.

Footwear: Invest in comfortable sandals and shoes for outdoor activities.

Skincare: Adapt your skincare routine for the summer, focusing on hydration and sun protection.

Travel and Recreation

Vacation Planning: Book accommodations and plan itineraries in advance to avoid last-minute stress.

Vehicle Maintenance: Ensure your car is ready for road trips with a maintenance check, including air conditioning and tire pressure.

Safety Gear: If engaging in activities like hiking or water sports, ensure you have the necessary safety gear.

Diet and Nutrition

Seasonal Produce: Incorporate fresh, seasonal fruits and vegetables into your diet.

Light Meals: Opt for lighter meals that are easier to digest in the heat.

Mental and Emotional Well-being

Plan Activities: Schedule fun and relaxing activities to enjoy the season.

Stay Connected: Make plans with friends and family to enjoy the summer together. (ChatGpt generated)

By taking these steps, you can ensure a healthy, enjoyable, and stress-free summer!

2024 Community Award Recipients

Youth Leader of the Year
Andrew Yeager

Educator of the Year
Ashley Greene

Business of the Year
Citizens Bank of West Virginia

Volunteer of the Year
Betty Klug

Employee of the Year
Elizabeth Seckman

First Responder of the Year
Cora Grimm

Above and Beyond Award
Nicole Shipman, Principal, Paden City High School

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