Civil Air Patrol

CAP represented at Marion Health Fair

Photo by Lt. Col. Larry Ochowski: Children of all ages stopped by the Drug Demand Reduction booth at the Marion Health Fair.

Photo by Lt. Col. Larry Ochowski: Children of all ages stopped by Civil Air Patrol’s Drug Demand Reduction booth at the Marion Health Fair.

MARION, Wis. – Wisconsin Wing Civil Air Patrol was represented at the Marion Health Fair recently. Held at the Northwinds Banquet Hall, Lieutenant Colonel Larry Ochowski, assistant chief of staff – special projects and Drug Demand Reduction Officer, Major Donna Daniels, hosted an information booth.

 

Sponsored by the Marion Lions Club, the health fair is held annually and usually draws more than 300 people and boasts over 47 exhibitors. Medical professionals provide free and confidential screenings for various health concerns. Organizations like Civil Air Patrol provide information on a variety of health and welfare issues.

 

The past several years have been very special for Ochowski as his son Michael, a formulary pharmacist employed by Group Health Cooperative in Madison, Wis., has been able to attend and operate an information booth next to CAP’s booth.

 

They younger Ochowski was a former cadet charter member of the Rock County Composite Squadron when the unit was reinstated in 1983.  As often is the case in CAP, he was responsible for his father joining the organization.

 

Both Ochowski and Daniels, were ably assisted by “Captain Cornelius,” a space monkey figure, who proved irresistible to parents of young and old children of all ages, as well as grandparents. Capt. Cornelius was purchased by Ochowski at a CAP national event over 20 years ago and has proved invaluable at many CAP appearances.

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