FREE admission by National Parks System and Washington State Parks in Washington State [#NationalParksSystem #WashingtonStateParks #AllThingsFREE]

To honor the 103rd birthday of the National Parks System, both the National Parks System and the Washington State Parks system are giving a gift: FREE admission.

Single-day visitors to any state park on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2019 will not need a Discover Pass to park. The pass costs $30 a year or $10 for one day. The 2011 law that created the Discover Pass system also directed the state parks system to offer as many as 12 FREE days per year.

After this Sunday, 2 FREE state-parks days remain in 2019: Saturday, Sept. 28 (National Public Lands Day) and Monday, Nov. 11 (Veterans Day).

Washington’s state and national parks are FREE this Sunday. Here are some favorites to check out:
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Get a FREE child safety seat check in East Texas [#ChildSafetySeat #EastTexas #AllThingsFREE]

You can get a FREE child safety seat check in East Texas.

The event will take place between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 24, 2019 at TP Trailhead Park Pavilion on Front St., in New Boston, Texas.

On-site certified technicians will educate you about proper car seat installation.

No appointment is needed.

You will be provided replacement car seats if you are a qualifying Texas resident with substandard safety seat.

You should be sure to bring proof of residency, such as a utility bill, and proof of government assistance like WIC or Medicare card.

The child using the seat must be present and you must know the weight and height of the child.

The event is being sponsored by the Texas Department of Transportation and the New Boston Chamber of Commerce.

Fact: Studies show 4 out of every 5 car seats are installed incorrectly.

Important questions to ask:
• Is the child’s safety seat secure?
• Does it move from side to side in the car?
• Is the seat too large or too small for the child?
• Do I know the history of the seat?

For more information, contact: Irene Webster, TxDOT Traffic Safety Specialist at 903-799-1221 or Irene.webster AT

TXDOT to offer FREE child safety seat check

The next time you find yourself driving north on I-95, make a quick stop in Daytona Beach. Angell and Phelps Chocolate Factory offers FREE factory tours for visitors – and they are delicious.

This is one of the best roadside attractions you could do this summer. Not only you get a behind-the-scenes of the factory but also a taste of their specialty items. This chocolate shop has the best treats for your road trip including message bars, chips, pretzels, popcorn, sugar-free chocolate, non-chocolate gourmet snack candy and more.

This is the place where you will find dolphin-shaped chocolate and even car-shaped mini chocolate bars. The tour is completely FREE with FREE chocolate samples included.

Each guided tour lasts approximately 20 minutes and you will experience candy makers doing things the old-fashioned way. If your group is larger than 15 people it is recommended you call ahead of time to request a private tour.

Angell and Phelps Chocolate Factory

Address: 154 South Beach Street Daytona Beach Florida 32114

Tour times: Monday – Saturday 10 am, 11 am, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm and 4 pm.

Why you need to go: It’s near I-95 and it offers FREE tours of the chocolate factory. The factory also has specialty items and sugar-free chocolate to keep your diet in check.

Angell and Phelps Chocolate Factory – Tour Information

You Can Sample Gourmet Chocolate For FREE At This Chocolate Factory In Florida:

Families who do not have insurance are often forced to put off medical and dental care for their children. For them, Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles can be a Godsend by providing FREE health care access where children need it most.

The Care Mobiles are state-of-the-art, fully-equipped pediatric clinics on wheels. In Houston, Texas, they’re staffed by pediatricians, nurse practitioners, nurses and medical assistants from Texas Children’s Hospitals.

Ronald McDonald Care Mobile capabilities and pediatric primary care services provided will vary by each community’s needs and may include:

Primary care, well-child visits and developmental screening
Diagnostic, preventive and restorative dental care
Oral hygiene education
Asthma treatment and self-management education
Pulmonary function testing
Vision, hearing and lead screening
School and sports physicals
Prenatal care for pregnant teens
Childhood health promotion and injury prevention education
Nutrition counseling
Pediatric specialty care, such as oncology, cardiology and otolaryngology
Mental health assessment and referral
Blood collection
Social service resource referral
Health education
Care for special needs children

Ronald McDonald House Charities also has a Care Mobile for dental needs. The three-room unit, operated by the UTHealth School of Dentistry, provides FREE oral healthcare to under-served children throughout Houston.

When it comes to delivering health care, the Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles take a holistic approach.

Prevention: They deliver health education, which reduces overall medical costs, addresses behavior and lifestyle choices and helps motivate families to improve and maintain their health.
Treatment: They provide services ranging from immunizations and preventive check-ups to dental care and treatment for chronic and acute illnesses.
Referral: Their staff works with families to help them get access to ongoing care with a primary doctor or dentist.

Ronald McDonald Care Mobiles offer FREE medical, dental care for children:

Darlington County School District will offer FREE bus driver training classes.

The classes will be held May 6 to May 10, 2019 from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Darlington County School District Annex, located at 102 Park St. in Darlington, South Carolina.

Class space is limited and the deadline to register is May 3, 2019 at noon.

To register for the class, call the DCSD Office of Transportation at 843-398-2313.

You will earn between $11.30 and $15.82 per hour. Requirements for bus drivers include:

at least 18 years old
a valid SC driver’s license for 1 year
a high school diploma or GED
pass a SLED check, physical, and a drug test

Darlington County School District to offer FREE bus driver training classes
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