SAFE Fair Aims to End Substance Abuse and Addiction in Oswego County

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The Annual Oswego County SAFE Fair is a great family event that entertains and educates.  

Hosted by the VOW foundation the goal of the substance, awareness, family education fair is to make families more aware and educate everyone on using and abusing substances, addiction, treatment, services, options, healthy alternatives but in a fun way.  

President of the Victor Orlando Woolson Foundation (VOW), started the fair after finding herself dealing with the loss of her 19 year old son Victor Woolson, who passed away after drug use that went wrong. 

The fair, in its 6th year, will offer new mindfulness activities, Narcan training, driving simulator, Juuling speaker, treatment providers and non-profit organizations, meditation, massages, energy healing yoga and more. 

As incentive to learn more, tablets for all ages will be awarded as prizes. 

The opioid epidemic continues to be very strong in Oswego County, with 55 overdoses at the Oswego hospital emergency room in January of 2019.  

Program Director for non-profit and fair vendor, Farnham Family Services, Sandra Waldron said, “In our prevention program we actually serve 26 different school sites where we serve children kindergarten through 12th grade to start the education early because what we’re finding is that students are using younger and younger.”   

The Oswego County SAFE Fair is happening Sunday, April 28th at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center, 26 East First Street in Oswego. The event runs from 12p.m. to 4p.m. and is free for families to attend.    

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