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Show-N-Tell Summer Camp at Camp Chandler August 3rd-7th

Montgomery County Youth Between The Ages Of 9-11

 

Summer time is upon us and that means it's time again for Show-N-Tell Summer Camp! The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office will be hosting our annual Show-N-Tell Summer Camp at Camp Chandler for Montgomery County youth between the ages of 9-11. This week-long camp will be held August 3rd-7th and is totally free and promotes positive interaction and life-rewarding skills. Children are bused from Montgomery to the camp site on August 3rd, stay overnight the entire week and are bused back to Montgomery on August 7th. Activities include canoeing, archery, arts and crafts, swimming, outdoor survival skills and of course, a BIG DANCE on the Thursday before they depart from camp. There will be deputies and correction officers on site the entire week to ­supervise the kids and make sure everyone benefits from the camp!

Slots are filling up fast so don't delay turning in your application! Last day to apply is July 1st (Copy of the child's birth certificate required to apply). Contact Lisa Crenshaw at: lisacrenshaw@mc-ala.org or 334.832.1339 for camp applications.

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Think your teen may be "experimenting" with drugs, alcohol or tobacco? It's best to solve problems before they occur or get much worse. Unfortunately, "friends" often try harder to make kids who say "no" to drugs, alcohol and tobacco feel like outcasts. Home testing kits have emerged that protect privacy and provide kids with a socially acceptable excuse, "My parents test me." For years, police have been the first to know when local kids used drugs while their parents were often the last to know. Now there is a way to REVERSE that trend!

Montgomery County Sheriff's Office recently announced a new alliance with TestMyTeen.com, an organization that has donated free home drug test kit vouchers to be shared anonymously with parents who need them. Go to our website www.MontgomerySheriff.com and click "Public Interest", then click "TEST MY TEEN" and follow the instructions...it's that simple!

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Attention Montgomery County Citizens and Neighborhood Watch Associations: If you are interested in having our agency come out and do a crime prevention home survey as well as give helpful information to help you ensure your home and personal property are secure, please email my Administrative Assistant, Christie Vázquez, at ChristieVazquez@mc-ala.org or contact my office at 832.1646. Your safety and well-being is just as important to us and it is to you and your family! Don't hesitate...call or email today!

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Thank you to all the Montgomery County citizens that have sent in appreciation letters regarding our Firearms Familiarization Course! We know that learning how to protect yourself is very important in today's world. For this reason, we are continuing our monthly Firearms Familiarization Course with the following scheduled dates:

Saturday, July 11, 2015 • Saturday, August 8, 2015 • Saturday, September 26, 2015 • Saturday, October 10, 2015 • Saturday, November 14, 2015

The class is always held on a Saturday at our Firing Range and lasts all day and is FREE to Montgomery County citizens! The morning session is classroom instruction on firearm safety and firearm laws. The afternoon session allows citizens to practice shooting on our Firing Range for the remainder of the class. All classes are under the instruction of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office Range Master.

Course Requirements:

• Montgomery County Citizen

• Obtain a Montgomery County Pistol Permit (prior to the course date)

• Complete an Application for the Course

Pistol Permit Questions? 334.832.1335 or 334.832.1337

Course Questions or to Obtain an Application? LisaCrenshaw@mc-ala.org 334.832.1339

Your safety is our primary concern; therefore, we ask that you do not bring children to this class.

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*Special Note* We are in the process of constructing a new website www.MontgomerySheriff.com and hope that you all will check this website periodically for helpful information and events taking place in the community and as always thank you for your continued support of the Montgomery County Sheriff's Office!!

 

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