The Quincy Valley Historical Society and Museum grounds were bustling with people on Saturday afternoon during their “Be Ready Expo.”

From 12 p.m. to 4 p.m., guests walked to different booths that were located on the lawn, inside the barn and in the driveway of Quincy Valley Fruit. The booths covered five different topics of preparedness; personal wellness and preventative care, security and self defense, energy and alternative sources, emergency preparedness/food storage and self-sufficiency/food raising.

Over two dozen booths housed members of the surrounding community with displays, items for sale and drawings that all related to emergency preparedness. Community partners such as Quincy Police Department, Grant County Fire District #3, Grant PUD, and Airlift Northwest all made appearances as well. Airlift Northwest even brought a helicopter for kids and adults to climb into and look around.

Between an outdoor stage and the Pioneer Church, 11 speakers also presented on preparedness topics for guests to sit in on.

Whether guests were just there to see what was going on or there to learn more about being prepared in any emergency situation, the ‘Be Ready Expo’ had something for everyone regardless of age or experience.

Harriet Weber said she was very grateful that they were able to hold the event and can’t wait to hold more events at the museum.

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