On May 15th, 2019 Better Brodhead and Brodhead Police Department collaborated on a Hidden In Plain Sight training for Brodhead Fire and Brodhead Area EMS personnel. This training highlighted the dangers of the “one pot method” of meth production. Instead of demonstrating a room we set up a “rolling” meth lab in the back of a vehicle. We hope to continue to provide this training in the future.
On February 20th Better Brodhead collaborated with Green Haven on a presentation to middle school youth about respecting yourself and others. Everyone deserves a healthy relationship and 100% respect.
Better Brodhead partnered with the Multicultural Outreach Program to organize the First Children’s Day Celebration in Green County. Children were the focus of the day! We celebrated with a parade, Beloit Even Start Dancers, face painting, photo booth, kindness rocks, flag making and pinatas. Hopefully this is the first of many more multicultural events in our community!
Brodhead Night Out was amazing this year!! It was held at Jaycees Park on August 21st from 5-9pm. Law enforcement had a dunk tank and a number of our enforcement officers got a bit wet. There was horse painting! Fire and rescue gave rides in the ladder trunk. There was a climbing wall, a seat belt simulator, giant bubbles, free hot dogs, and free donuts. Many non-profits were there with educational information and activities for the youth.
Better Brodhead had another photo booth at the event! This year’s theme was Star Wars. Youth and adults joined in the fun by dressing up in costumes and having their photos taken in front of our galaxy backdrop. Check out the photos – you may see some local celebrities!
Know the side effects of the medication that you take before assuming it’s safe to get behind the wheel. Drugged driving is no safer than drunk driving!
Sebastian Van Wyhe, a Brodhead School Junior, is one of the new Youth2Youth (Y2Y) representatives to the Better Brodhead Board of Directors. Sebastian has already been helping out a lot this summer with the August 21st event, Brodhead Night Out, as well as preparations for this coming school year’s Homecoming activities.
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Ellie Lynch grew up in Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin and attended UW-Stout. She was an educator in Watertown, Wisconsin until she married. For 35 years, Ellie taught at Janesville Craig, before teaching family and consumer education courses in Brodhead. Ellie heard about Better Brodhead and started attending coalition meetings. She says she, “..feels like I am making a difference and helping Brodhead families become better.”
-You certainly are, Ellie. Thank you for your commitment.