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3rd Annual Smash the Stigma: Community Water Balloon Fight

Date: 24/08/2024
Time: 04:00 pm
Location: Resource Fair will be set up in Memorial Park (across from City Hall). The fight will progress along Tellico St, beginning at First United Methodist Church and ending at Memorial Park.
Public/Private: Public
Individual/Organisation: Organisation
Name of Organisation: Monroe County Prevention & Wellness Coalition
Contact: Gabbie McConkey
Phone: 423-545-3015
Email: monroepwc@gmail.com
Web: https://www.monroepwc.org/sts

BYOB (Balloons, that is)!

Get ready to make a splash at the Monroe County Prevention & Wellness Coalition’s 3rd Annual ‘SMASH The Stigma’ Community Water Balloon Fight in honor of International Overdose Awareness Day!

Special Parade Participation:
Picture this: Firefighters and law enforcement will be driving down the street parade-style, aiming to soak bystanders and participants on the sidewalk. But here’s the twist – bystanders and participants are encouraged to soak them back with water balloons and water guns! It’s all part of the fun and camaraderie of the event.

Event Details:

Date: August 24th
Festivities Start: 4:00 PM
Water Balloon Fight Begins: 6:00 PM
Location: Memorial Park, with the fight route along Tellico St, from First United Methodist Church to Memorial Park.

What to Expect:

Before the Fight: Enjoy food trucks, resources, and entertainment in Memorial Park.
Water Balloons: Bring your own pre-filled water balloons. Refill stations with water buckets will be available for water guns.

Safety Guidelines:
To ensure a safe and fun experience for everyone:

1. Act responsibly.
2. Do NOT throw water balloons at police officers, military personnel, the elderly, or small children UNLESS they are participating in the event.
3. Water balloon throwing is allowed for all, but please behave appropriately for your age.
4. Stay on the sidewalks when fire and police apparatus are on the street.

By following these guidelines, we can all have a fun, safe, and memorable day smashing the stigma!

Overdose affects everyone. From grieving families to spontaneous first responders, the impacts of overdose are far-reaching and fall indiscriminately.

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