Anti-tobacco event to be held Wednesday

The HOPE Community Coalition and the Prevention Resource Center Region 12 will hold a “We Aim to Be Tobacco Free” community event at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Merrill Community Center, 1001 Ash St.

The purpose of the event is to increase community awareness through education of the dangers of using tobacco products and the health benefits of good nutrition. Youth in attendance will take a pledge to be tobacco free. There will also be door prizes.