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Students Working Against Tobacco (SWAT) Club Officers Attend the Dixie County Legislative Delegation
October 4, 2017

On October 4, 2017, Character Community SWAT club officers, Jiymeece Davis and Cathy Burkett attended the Dixie County Legislative Delegation with Rep. Charles "Chuck" Clemons, and an aide for Senator Rob Bradley.

Both students wanted to share with the state representative about the newest SWAT club in Dixie County and how they plan to change the tobacco use rate in their communities.  After an hour of great community input due to the great turn out at the Legislative Delegation this year, both students had to return to class before being able to speak with the Delegation, but were excited to take a picture. 

The Dixie County Tobacco Prevention Specialist, Melanie Anderson, spoke on behalf of the Dixie County SWAT youth and the Tobacco Free Partnership of Dixie County.  Mrs. Anderson shared the all three SWAT clubs that make up the Dixie County SWAT Chapter have already had good recruitment for the year, and have held many events in the community.  She also shared that the SWAT clubs continue to receive great support from the local community, the Chamber of Commerce, the school board, the county commissioners, and the Cross City Town Council.

Mrs. Anderson also shared that the Tobacco Free Partnership has big plans for this year that include the Great American Smoke-Out (inviting the attendees to participate) and she shared with the legislative delegation the recent Tobacco Free Parks and Recreational Facilities policy passed by the Dixie County Commissioners. 

The support of the legislative delegation towards the partnership and SWAT has been outstanding.  Mrs. Anderson thanked the Legislative Delegation for their continued support towards a healthier and tobacco free Dixie County.