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Health fair offers fun and learning

July 19, 2010
Daily Press

Is your child ready to go back to school? A fun and educational event on Aug. 1 will help make going back to the classroom in September easier and healthier. The Daily Press is bringing a Back-to-School and Children's Health Fair to the U.P. State Fairground's Ruth Butler Building that day from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It is a fun and unique event you and your children will not want to miss.

Along with the Daily Press, the Back-to-School and Children's Health Fair is being sponsored by OSF St. Francis Hospital and Medical Group, Bellinhealth, Superior Health Systems, the YMCA of Delta County, NewPage and MIX-106.

The event was conceived due to the changes in guidelines for children's immunizations. Under the guidelines, children need an additional dose of the meningitis vaccine, Tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis, and two-doses of chicken-pox, if the child has never had chicken pox. As part of the event, the Delta Menominee District Health Department will have immunizations available.

That is only a small part of the event, though.

OSF St. Francis Hospital will have a well doll and teddy bear clinic and a fun food game.

The YMCA of Delta County is sponsoring a kids triathlon, using a radar gun to clock the kid's running speed.

Bellinhealth is also holding a fun-run for children and a Wheel of Health game, similar to the popular TV game show Wheel of Fortune.

MIX 106 will give children their radio debut as they read a daily Press newscast.

The Daily Press and Delta County Jaycees are sponsoring a Guitar Hero contest, as well as a Lego building contest.

The event includes all this and more. It is a fun and educational way to spend an afternoon. See you on Aug. 1.



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