Schools Receive Free EpiPens Through Grant
At the last School Committee meeting, the board approved the donations of EpiPens for each school through the epipens4schools program administered by Bioridge Pharma and offered by Mylan Specialty, the marketer and distributor of EpiPen and EpiPen Jr Auto-Injectors. For the second year in a row, Head Nurses Margaret Collins and Anne Elsaid applied to and got approved by the program. Each school received a twin pack of the adult and junior EpiPens, which each have a retail cost of $369.00. This has saved the District over $8,000 over the last two school years.
EpiPens are the only recognized emergency treatment for anaphylaxis, a severe allergic reaction that can result in death if not immediately treated with epinephrine. Many people with severe allergies carry the pens at all times, but this is more difficult with young children. People can also change from being mildly allergic (to something like a bee sting or even peanut butter) to highly allergic after one more exposure. Anaphylaxis can be unpredictable, and for that reason, all Massachusetts’ ambulances carry EpiPens for use by the EMTs and Paramedics.
Auburn Library Releases October Children’s Activity Schedule
The Auburn Library Children’s activity schedule for October is available at the following link. October APL Many of the events require registration, so please make note of these activities.
Pakachoag Church Halloween Party Registration Open
Online Registration for the Pakachoag Church Halloween Party on October 17th is now open. The party is free and open to the public, but registration is requested to ensure there are enough supplies for all.
Guests this year are being asked to bring donations of small items to be be included in gift boxes for operation Christmas Child, a Samaritan’s Purse outreach program. Useful items include
- Toys: Include items that children will immediately embrace such as dolls, toy cars, stuffed animals, kazoos, harmonicas, yo-yos, jump ropes, balls, toys that light up and make noise (with extra batteries), etc.
- School Supplies: pens, pencils and sharpeners, crayons, markers, notebooks, paper, solar calculators, coloring and picture books, etc.
- Non-Liquid Hygiene Items: toothbrushes, bar soap, combs, washcloths, etc.
- Accessories: t-shirts, socks, hats, sunglasses, hair clips, jewelry, watches, flashlights (with extra batteries), etc.
You may also bring a non-perishable food item(s) that will be donated to a local food pantry.
Visit the Pakachoag Church website to register online, or call (508) 755-8718.