WEIRTON - The inaugural Brooke and Hancock County Child and Family Awareness Day is being held today at the Weirton Event Center.
The event is sponsored by the Juvenile Mediation Program Inc and the Hancock County Commission.
Between 4 p.m. and 9 a.m., residents will be able to stop by the Weirton Event Center to learn more about local community organizations and social service agencies, as well as the services they provide.
Visitors to the event can have their children fingerprinted. The Hancock County Health Department also will provide blood pressure screenings and flu shots from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Food vendors will be on site, as well as face painting for the kids, and entertainment by local bands A Retrospect and Route 45.
The Juvenile Mediation Program serves first-time juvenile offenders in the Northern Panhandle who are referred by the county schools, probation offices, prosecutors and other sources.
The Brooke and Hancock County Child and Family Awareness Day will be held 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. today at the Weirton Event Center
The organization provides services in Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall, Wetzel and Tyler counties.