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KidsFest offers fun, learning, health screenings

Posted: Friday, July 27, 2012

Parkview Huntington Hospital will hold a free KidsFest on Saturday, August 4, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the hospital’s campus on Stults Road. Geared especially for children ages 5 to 13, the event will provide games, snacks, health screenings, learning opportunities, and the chance to win a free bike.

“Stay fit, play safe, and eat healthy” is the focus of the day. Activities include cornhole, “wacky waiters” and other games. The Safe House, Don’t Text and Drive car, an ambulance, and a fire truck from the Huntington Fire Department will be on display. Education stations will teach children about such measures as hands-only CPR, first aid, and safety on bicycles, the water and the Internet. The Wagging Tails 4-H Dog Club and K-9 units from the Huntington City Police Department and the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department will demonstrate safety around pets. Children who participate in a combination of at least eight of the education stations and health screenings can enter the drawing for the bike.

Many Parkview Huntington Hospital co-workers will volunteer their time at the event. “Parkview’s mission involves giving back to the community,” said Parkview’s Sonya Foraker, who led the organization of the event. “By offering free health screenings like strength and blood pressure checks along with interesting learning experiences and plenty of games, we help keep the children healthy and safe, and everyone has a lot of fun.”

There is no charge for any of the activities or snacks. To assist in planning for the number of participants expected, the hospital requests that those who will attend register by Monday, July 30 by calling toll free (888) 780-3505.