STEPS at the Healthy Family Fun Fest

On Sunday, February 26th, STEPS staff members headed out to the Healthy Family Fun Fest at the Aqua Turf. We attended in hopes of spreading the word about the hard work that we are doing in our community and educating families on substance abuse.

We set up a table with our new, brightly colored STEPS logo table cloth and our brand-new Wheel!ツ As the crowds started to pour in, many families were allured to our lively table and the huge wheel that they could spin.

The children couldn窶冲 get enough of spinning the wheel. We spoke to the children briefly on what STEPS does and provided materials on the chosen subject to the parents. Pamphlets such as harmful marijuana effects, the dangers of e-cigarettes and the concept of locking up your medication was introduced to plenty of participants. ツMany families knew what the Connecticut Social Host Law was but was unsure of its official name. ツWe handed out information about our medication drop box, along with small sample baggies to put the left-over medication in for proper disposal.

There were lines of people ready to spin our wheel and learn more about STEPS. The turnout was amazing and we would like to thank everyone that visited our booth and to Hartford Health Care for sponsoring the event.