4/1/2014 3:22:00 PM 24th Children's Health Fair set for April 12
Nearly 40 community agencies will be participating in the 24th Annual Children's Health Fair sponsored by McLaren Northern Michigan.
The fair, which provides an educational environment where parents can learn how to keep their children healthy and safe, will take place from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 12, at the Petoskey Middle School located at 801 Northmen Drive, off of Mitchell Street in Petoskey.
McLaren Northern Michigan in Petoskey is sponsoring the free event in recognition of April being the "Month of the Young Child." The event focuses on newborns to 12-year-olds.
"The nice thing about this event is that there is something for everyone, both children and parents," said Ross Witherbee, Clinical Nurse Manager of Women and Children Services at McLaren Northern Michigan.
One of the special features includes an "Action Hero Fun Run" outside (weather permitting), sponsored by the Child Abuse Council - bring your hero cape for this fun activity. And new this year, Free Cycle Book Bin Project will be in attendance, so bring a gently used book and take one home. Many of the booths will feature hands-on learning activities and educational materials, in addition to a scavenger hunt for the kids. There will also be many prizes raffled off throughout the day.
For more information about the Children's Health Fair, call (800) 248-6777.