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A Better Region 8: Play it safe Independence Day

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America is a great country, and it's time to celebrate our independence! 

This year with Independence Day falling on a weekend, we're looking at 3 days of celebration with family and friends, backyard cookouts and fun on the water. Our goal is for everyone in Region 8 to have fun and celebrate safely. 

When your family is out in the heat, take the time to use sunscreen and watch for signs of heat stroke especially in children and seniors. Fireworks can be a fun way to celebrate, so we suggest reading instructions carefully and checking laws on setting off fireworks in your town. And my favorite pastime is going out on the water - wear your life jacket, pay close attention to other boaters because waterways will be crowded and remember that drinking and boating is never a good idea and carries the same penalties as drinking and driving a car. 

So get out there Region 8 and celebrate being American. By doing what it takes to have fun and taking steps to stay safe at the same time will make this A Better Region 8.

- Chris Conroy, KAIT VP & General Manager

 

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