After being contacted by a local parent, the Benton Parks and Recreation Department has added food allergy warning signs at all their local playgrounds.

“I received an email from a parent in the community who has a child with a life-threatening food allergy,” Jones said. “After doing some research, there are more people with food allergies than I realized and they are most common in young children. (Taylor Parsons) was brave enough to step up and make a request. She is not only advocating for her child, but for others in Saline County.”

Nine signs have been added to the department’s local playgrounds and the splash pad.

For the full story, see the June 24 edition of The Saline Courier.

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