WEST WINDSOR, NJ — Still looking for some summer fun even though the 4th of July is over? The L.E.A.D. FEST State Fair returned to Mercer County Park last week to provide 10 days of family fun and entertainment to the community. Presented by Law Enforcement Against Drugs (L.E.A.D.), the fair will be open to the public with the traditional rides plus Robinson’s Racing Pigs, a petting zoo, agricultural tractor show, Scott’s World of Magic Show, live music and more.
The carnival will benefit Law Enforcement Against Drugs and related initiatives that are committed to protecting communities from the proliferation of drugs, drug-related crimes, cyber-bullying and violence.
The L.E.A.D. FEST State Fair will be held at Mercer County Park, located at 1638 Old Trenton Road in West Windsor Township, beginning on Thursday, July 1 through Sunday, July 11. The festival will be open on Tuesday through Friday between 5:00 PM and 11:00 PM, and Saturday through Monday between 1:00 PM and 11:00 PM.
Locally, Bordentown Township Police Officer Ptl. Adam Edwards was selected as the L.E.A.D. Instructor of the Year for the state of New Jersey this week. Ptl. Edwards, who serves as the BTPD’s School Resource Officer, was presented with the award at L.E.A.D.’s annual conference on Tuesday in Atlantic City.
Ptl. Edwards teaches the L.E.A.D. program to the Bordentown Regional School District’s 3rd and 6th graders. The program consists of ten lessons which are aimed to help students resist pressures that may influence them to experiment with alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, inhalants and other drugs. Students are also introduced to the new evidence-based and proven effective drug prevention program called Too Good for DRUGS. For more information on L.E.A.D., click here.