PANA POLICE DEPARTMENT K-9 Officer Jeremy Cox with “Brahm.”
Pana Community Hospital is sponsoring its 11th annual Children’s Health and Safety Fair Saturday, Oct. 25th from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in Pana High School. Admission is free.
This year, the health fair will feature several special presentations to be held in the large gym. One of the presentations will include K-9 handler, Jeremy Cox and his dog, “Brahm.” Officer Cox and Brahm will host a demonstration at 11:00 a.m. The educational program teaches kids about Brahm’s capabilities and answer questions the children may have about the K-9 and his handler.
Brahm is a male Belgium Malinois born in July of 2012 in Holland. Jeremy Cox and Brahm completed six weeks of training at the Vohne Liche Kennel in Denver, Indiana in July of 2014. A few benefits to having a K-9 program include suspect apprehension through tracking and building searches, article search, apprehension of combative subjects, drug detection, and public relations and educational programs for the community.
Other presenters at the Children’s Health Fair will include Ronald McDonald at 10:00 a.m. and a special Zumba kids demonstration at 9:30 a.m. in which children can join in the fun.
In the small gym, the health fair will feature over 25 health and safety booths with information for children of all ages and their parents. All the booths are fun and involve the children in a game to learn about the health or safety issue presented.