October 2017 Around Town 1

National Night Out Brings Together Law Enforcement, Community

National Night Out 2017 was tons of fun for all ages. The Helena Walmart Neighborhood Market parking lot was filled with fire trucks, police cruisers, ATVs and police Hummers on August 1. This night was designed as a community-building campaign to enhance the relationships between law enforcement partners and their neighbors in the community. This year’s affair had a great turn out. Police officers and firefighters gave out safety tips, free pizza and hot dogs, and there were some great photo ops with the officers, firefighters and their vehicles. Firefighters also demonstrated the proper way to put out a kitchen fire, which is the No. 1 cause of house fires in the United States.

Eight Teams Compete for Best 
Barbeque Butt in Helena

On Saturday, July 15, the air was filled with tasty aromas as competitors prepared their best butts. There were eight different teams this year competing for the first-place trophy and the title Best Barbecue Butt in Helena. The event is an annual fundraiser to help support the Miracle League of Helena. This year, $1,892.50 was raised to help the organization. The Que Brothers won the people choice award, and Driveway Boyz BBQ won the judges’ award.

Walk Raises Awareness for Addiction

Veterans Park hosted the first Heroin Overdose Prescription Elimination Walk on August 12. The walk was established to create awareness about addictions and drug and alcohol abuse. Around 120 supporters showed up to back this amazing cause. After a silent walk through Veterans Park, a candlelight vigil was held to remember all the families who have suffered and addicts who have died from their addictions. Co-sponsors Shelby County Drug-Free Coalition and Bradford Health Services invited several guests to share stories about how these additions have affected the area over the years.

Skin Wellness Center Welcomes 
Dr. Deborah Youhn

Board-certified dermatologist Dr. Deborah Youhn grew up in the San Francisco Bay area and has lived and practiced dermatology in Chicago, Philadelphia and Portland, Oregon, before relocating to the Birmingham community. She received her bachelor’s degree in biology with a minor in chemistry from California State University and her doctorate from Chicago Medical School. Dr. Youhn also has a master’s in pathology and was a research fellow in the Department of Cell Biology & Anatomy at Chicago Medical School.

Dr. Youhn practices general medical dermatology with a focus on the diagnosis and prevention of skin cancer and the treatment of cancerous, precancerous and benign lesions. She also focuses on acne, eczema, dermatitis, warts, rosacea and other general dermatologic conditions.