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Dickinson event makes learning about safety and health fun

9th Annual Kids Health and Safety Fair

By Marlys Walter, Annual Kids Health and Safety Fair Chairman

“Howdy Pardner!” Children, dig out your cowboy boots and hats, or maybe an Elsa or Superhero costume! It’s time for the Annual Kids Health and Safety Fair hosted by the Southwestern District Health Unit on Thursday, April 25 from 3:00 to 6:30 pm at the West River Ice Center in Dickinson The event is a fair/carnival, and this year’s theme is “Western.” Children and their families, along with the exhibitor’s, are encouraged to dress in their favorite western attire or costume. Local resources and businesses will provide interactive games, hands-on teaching activities, various screenings and information related to generating awareness to children’s health and safety.

The goal of the event is to create an activity-orientated environment to inspire kids to learn while having fun with their families. Some of the activities include learning to” stop, drop and roll” with the Dickinson Fire Department, completing an obstacle course prepared by the Community Action Head Start/Early Head Start Program, learning about tooth care at the Southwestern District Health Unit Tooth Fairy booth, receiving a vision screening by the Dickinson Lions or meeting Juneau the companion dog from the Oreo’s Animal Rescue. Door prizes will be given away donated by our sponsors.

We encourage children of all ages and their families to attend this FREE event. If you get hungry there will be food to purchase from Unlocking the Cure Relay for Life Team. Hope to see you at the fair!