ROCKVILLE -- Those who have unused medications of any kind that are filling the medicine chest to overflowing, mark the calendar for March 4, when the medicines may be turned in at the Parke County Business Showcase.
The Parke County Local Coordinating Council, Family Health and Help Center and the Parke County Sheriff's Department will sponsor a booth where those interested may safely rid their homes of those unwanted medicines.
Starting at 9 a.m., and running until 7 p.m., the booth will be open to receive over-the-counter medications and cold medicines, old prescriptions, veterinarian medicines, inhalers, syringes and needles, medicated ointments and lotions and unused old vitamins.
Formerly known as the Parke County Senior Expo, the event has grown to include many other businesses and entities and is now called Parke County Business Showcase.
The event will take place at the Parke County Fairgrounds, north of Rockville on United States 41.
The Parke County Local Coordinating Council received a grant from the Parke County Community Foundation through the Blane Family Fund to offer the booth to the public for disposal of old medications. Joining in the effort is the Family Health and Help Center in Rockville as well as the Parke County Sheriff's Department and Sheriff Mike Eslinger.