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Fifth Annual Pediatric and Community Health Fair to be held April 9

3/21/2011 —

Penn State Mont Alto’s fifth annual Pediatric & Community Health Fair will be held Saturday, April 9 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Multipurpose Activities Center (gymnasium) on campus. This popular community event is free and open to the public.

 

The goal of the program is to introduce local families and individuals to health and safety issues and to community resources available in this region.   “It provides Penn State students practical, hands-on opportunities for learning,” says Carranda Barkdoll, the coordinator of nursing program at Penn State Mont Alto. “We are excited to once again offer this free service to the community.” 

 

Popular activities returning from previous years’ events include visits by the Nittany Lion and Crackers the Clown, the Teddy Bear Clinic, and exploration of Penn State’s Life Lion helicopter, ambulances and fire engines. Children of all ages can be in the Kazoo Parade, see horses, parachutes, puppet shows, and more.  The event will also help children and families to learn about childhood obesity, firearm safety, allergies, asthma, poison control, and helmet safety. Individuals can learn about health promotion and listen to their heart and lungs as well.

 

Penn State Mont Alto student participants as well as their faculty advisors are available to interview.  For more information, contact Kristie Fry at kfry@psu.edu or 717-979-4010.

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