Pharmacies, first-responders partner on Jessamine bike, water safety, fun days

JESSAMINE COUNTY, Ky. (WTVQ) – Jessamine County residents are encouraged to mark Saturday, June 12 and Saturday, June 19 on their calendars—and stop by Med-Save Pharmacy Wilmore (June 12), and Med-Save Pharmacy Nicholasville (June 19) for lots of free and fun activities, treats, and giveaways offered by Jessamine County’s two Med-Save pharmacies and Jessamine County Emergency Medical Services (EMS).

On Saturday, June 12 from 12-3 p.m., Med-Save Pharmacy Wilmore kicks off the fun with “Kids’ Bike Safety Day” which is an afternoon of giveaways and free activities designed to help children and parents learn bike safety rules.

The free event will take place at 201 E. Main St., Wilmore, in the parking lot between Med-Save Wilmore and Wilmore Methodist Church. During the event, participants will enjoy a Bike Safety Obstacle Course, Free bike helmets, “How to be a Hero using Hands Only CPR” demos by Jessamine EMS, Bike Safety Demonstration by the Nicholasville Police Bike Unit, and fFree hot dogs, sunscreen, water bottles, snow cones, and face painting, plus a boy and girl bike giveaway.

Jessamine Beef Cattle Association will be cooking in the adjacent parking lot, so stop by JBCA to purchase a hamburger or hot dog, then stroll over to Med-Save Pharmacy Nicholasville for free Kids’ Water Safety Day fun, including: Free “Fish for Prizes” games, “How to be a Hero using Hands Only CPR”  demos by Jessamine EMS, Jessamine Aquatic Center Pass Packages (4 packages, with 4 passes in each package) giveaways, Free face painting, snow cones and other treats, Giveaways and prizes including squirt guns, sunscreen, water bottles and Coast Guard approved life jackets.

On June 19, enjoy even more fun, free activities and giveaways with “Kids’ Water Safety Day” at Med-Save Pharmacy Nicholasville, 1025 N. Main St., Nicholasville (in front of Tractor Supply).

Med-Save Family of Pharmacies is a group of independent, pharmacist-owned drug stores offering the conveniences of a big box store with the high level of personalized care and service that independent pharmacies are known for.

“At Med-Save, we care for our patients as if they are our family, close friends, and neighbors.  Put simply:  we care about our patients—and our communities,” Pharmacist and Med-Save Owner Dr. John McDaniel said.

“We’re thrilled to partner with a wonderful organization like Jessamine EMS in order to offer Kids’ Safety Days to the Jessamine County community,” Pharmacist and Med-Save Owner Dr. Fei Xiong added.

“It’s great to see local businesses join with Jessamine EMS to help keep our community’s children happy, healthy, and safe,” Jessamine County Judge/Executive David K. West said.  “We hope these are the first of many Kids’ Bike Safety and Kids’ Water Safety Days in Jessamine County.”

Supporting organizations include: Nicholasville/Jessamine County Parks & Rec, Wilmore Parks & Recreation, the Bike & Pedestrian Division of the Lexington Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO), Jessamine County Health Department, Nicholasville Police Department, Nicholasville Fire Department, and the Brain Injury Association of Kentucky

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