Breast cancer awareness, fire safety highlight city council meeting

Rithik Chennupati, Staff Writer

Pranati Kandi
During Tuesday’s Coppell City Council meeting at Coppell City Hall, Coppell Mayor Pro Tem Mark Hill presents Coppell Fire Department Deputy Chief Tim Oates with a proclamation naming Oct. 6-12 as Fire Prevention Week. Oates address the council and attendees about the importance of having a fire safety plan in your home.

On Tuesday, Coppell City Council proclaimed October 2019 National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

Volunteers from the Pink Soles In Motion organization came forward to accept the certificate. There are tools available to detect signs of breast cancer brought to light during the meeting by Mayor Pro Tem Mark Hill.

Out of the nine members of the organization that came forward to receive the award, seven had previously had breast cancer. The group Pink Soles In Motion has raised $2 million since 2005. 

The council also proclaimed Oct. 6-12 2019 as Fire Prevention Week. Coppell Fire Department Deputy Chief Tim Oates spoke on how families can be prepared for fires in their homes as well as introducing the theme of Fire Prevention Week as “Not every hero wears a cape” .

Pranati Kandi
During Tuesday’s Coppell City Council meeting at Coppell City Hall, council members proclaim October as Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Members of Pink Soles in Motion came forward to accept the proclamation as Mayor Pro Tem Mark Hill encouraged residents to be aware of early detection signs of breast cancer.

Oates said, “Families should have an escape plan and practice this plan with everyone in the household and visitors as well.”  

On Oct. 12 at Heritage Park the Coppell Historical Society is hosting Coppell Pioneer Day from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Pioneer Day will feature events such as live farm animals, tours of the Kirkland House, selling of items by the members of the Historical Society, arts and crafts and a variety of vendors.

On Oct. 19, Coppell is hosting Kaleidoscope which is a festival with lights, sound, and color at Andy Brown Park East from 5-9 p.m. Kaleidoscope is an event that celebrates Coppell’s diverse community. The event will include a variety of foods, cultural ​performances, children’s activities and more. 

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