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The Macon County Association for Home & Community Education brings the founder of Chasing4Life to Decatur on Saturday, September 8, 2012. Eddy Weiss is a disaster preparedness expert and educator, who tours the United States presenting over 700 programs annually. Weiss’ presentation for Decatur is titled “Tornados; Are You Ready for the Ride?” This free-to-the-public program will be held at Tabernacle Baptist Church, 650 N. Wyckles Road, Decatur, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Weiss speaks from 11:00 a.m. to noon.

Weiss says this will be "a unique, no-nonsense presentation to help prepare you for eight important seconds of your life." He will also discuss what is happening around the country regarding tornado preparedness, how your family can be better prepared, and what should be in your home disaster kit. The audience will hear stories from a storm chaser, and Community Educators will be on-hand to provide further information on how to prepare for disasters.

The American Red Cross will have activities for children and information to distribute. Lunch will be available for purchase. Although registration is not required to attend, the first 500 who do register will receive a gift at the Home & Community Education “Door Prize” booth. Call 217-877-6042 to make a reservation. All attendees are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to help refill area food pantries.

This community event is sponsored by Moran & Goebel Funeral Home, Tabernacle Baptist Church, and University of Illinois Extension. For more information visit www.mchce.org or call the Extension office at 217-877-6042.

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