“What Grandma Would Do” Roosevelt Preparedness Fair

When faced with a disaster, emergency or hiccup in life many people wisely consider, “What would Grandma do in this situation?” That concept is behind a preparedness fair being held this week in Roosevelt and all in the community are invited to come learn something new. While there have been natural disasters affecting many Americans this year, event coordinator Tami Ferguson says preparedness is for so much more than major floods, hurricanes, or tornadoes. “I think this is an important subject right now in the Basin because we have seen how our economy is affected and community members are in need,” shares Tami. “If we work together as a community then we can pull together to be more provident in our living.” Tami also emphasized that the location of the Basin puts us at danger of being cut off from the food and supplies we are used to having delivered here by trucks. “This event is aimed at helping this community be prepared for any type of scenario.” The Preparedness Fair is being held this Thursday, September 15th at the LDS Church next to the Constitution Park in Roosevelt. Doors open at 5:30pm for demonstrations, displays and taster tables. Special guest Al Cooper will present at 7:00pm. Mr. Cooper has unlimited first hand knowledge of emergency preparedness and response as a former employee of the state’s Emergency Services department who has traveled the country assisting in natural disasters. Tami says Cooper is a delight to listen to and will make learning about preparedness a lot of fun. All are urged to stop in for the entire event or whatever minutes you can spare. Every visitor will leave with a comprehensive packet with every tip, recipe and instructions offered at every display to take home and utilize how they see best.  

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Kristin never planned to work in news radio but has thoroughly enjoyed being part of the news team at KVEL. Her love of literature and writing developed in high school which led her to study English Literature and Technical Writing at BYU. She received her BA in English from BYU in 2005 and studied at UVU in Orem for 2 semesters to become a Certified Technical Writer in 2006. Two months after completion she began her dream job of being a stay-at-home mom.  As mother of 2 energetic kids, she began writing from home for the KVEL news team in 2011 and considers it the perfect fit as a full time mom and part time writer.