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Cross City Fly-In Air Show adds E-Cigarettes to Tobacco Free Policy
March 22, 2017

The 3rd Annual Cross City Fly-In and Business Expo will be held at the Cross City Air Port on April 15, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. until 3 p.m. The Dixie Chamber of Commerce puts on this annual event, and the Tobacco-Free Partnership of Dixie County is a silver sponsor for the event this year.

Admission to this event is free for all attendees, and booths are set up by local businesses, community group,s and churches allowing the visitors to play games, learn about local issues, and purchase locally-made items.  Some of the entertainment includes live music, kiddie rides, plane & helicopter rides, military displays, RC/Aircraft Demos, Car & Bike Show, and (if weather permits) a hot air balloon and a Blimp.

Last year the Chamber of Commerce made the decision to protect attendees of the Fly-In Air Show by making the event Tobacco-Free.  Members of the Tobacco Free Partnership of Dixie County presented a tobacco free policy to the Dixie County Commissioners that included combustible and smokeless tobacco for all visitors, vendors and volunteers.  The commissioners passed the policy because they wanted this to be a free and health event for everyone. The Tobacco-Free Partnership of Dixie County provided the signage for the event and participated as a vendor. Tobacco Free signage was posted throughout the event.

This year, the Chamber of Commerce approved a comprehensive tobacco free policy by added vaping and electronic cigarettes to the policy.  They wanted to make sure that no vendors and visitors were using this family event to promote the use of these products.

"The Dixie Chamber of Commerce and annual Fly-in & Business Expo volunteer group is excited to partner with the Dixie County Tobacco Free Partnership for the 2nd year, to bring this tobacco and alcohol free event to Dixie, said Carol West, President of the Dixie County Chamber of Commerce. "Thanks for helping make Dixie County a healthier place for us all to Live, Work and Play!"

The Tobacco Free Partnership and the Ruth Rains Middle School SWAT club will once again have a booth at the Cross City Fly-In and Business Expo to highlight the voluntary tobacco-free policy and will be sharing information on the need for all community events to be tobacco-free.