WILLIAMS—Kids at the Williams Youth and Recreation center—and Mayor John Moore, returning from vacation—got a surprise during their normal Wednesday movie night. Tooth brushes and condoms. Rose Newbold is seeking an apology from Joleen Burdick who handed out the material.
On Wednesday, May 12, the Coconino County Health Department held a “Williams Healthy Smile” event at the Williams Adult Activities Center. There were apparently no condoms offered at the event.
The Williams Youth and Recreation Center holds activities each evening and this evening was movie night. According to the daily log for the Williams Youth Recreation Center staff indicated that they shut the movie off at approximately 6:10 so Burdick could hand out toothbrushes to children as young as five-years old. Staff believed Burdick was going to give dental care instructions, but Burdick handed out the toothbrushes and left so the scheduled activity for that evening resumed.
During the movie, staff was approached by one of the youth that had been outside and was informed that “little brown bags” with condoms had been handed out by Ms Burdick. The staff person in charge went outside and found condoms and the rest of the contents of the “brown bags” strewn around the park. The staff on duty spent a portion of the night cleaning up and disposing of the items.