Monday, June 6, 2016

Free Pediatric Health & Safety Fair set for June 11

Free, family friendly fun – and simple ways to be safer – will be presented at CoxHealth’s Pediatric Health & Safety Fair on June 11. “The event is designed to present need-to-know topics in ways that are both fun and educational,” says Lana Martin, pediatric trauma coordinator for CoxHealth. “These topics are important to spread awareness about, so we hope that families throughout the Ozarks will take advantage of having so many resources in one place.”

Just a few of the kid-based activities, all with an emphasis on safety, include:


·       Helicopter, ambulance, and fire truck tours

·       Helmet giveaways (while supplies last)

·       Bicycle safety stations

·       Visits with Batman, Bobber, “Frozen” princesses, Ronald McDonald and other characters

·       Car seat checks  

·       Bounce houses

·       Snake exhibits

·       A gun safety station

·       ATV display, with instructions on safety

Prizes, including bicycles and tickets to other events, will be given away. The event will be held from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. in the parking lot of Ferrell-Duncan Clinic (1001 E. Primrose St., Springfield), rain or shine. For more information, please call 417-269-0920.