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Fourth Annual Pediatric Health Fair coming!

4/19/2010 —

Penn State Mont Alto will host its Fourth Annual Pediatric Health Fair on Saturday, April 24 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Multipurpose Activities Center on campus.  This popular community event is free and open to the public.


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


Popular activities returning from previous years’ events include the visit by the Nittany Lion and the Teddy Bear Clinic, and exploration of Penn State’s Life Lion helicopter, ambulances and fire engines. Children of all ages can visit Crackers the Clown, 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 there will be free eye, weight, height screenings and dental evaluations.   There will also be gifts, toys, smoke detectors, gift cards and door prizes.


Penn State Mont Alto student participants as well as their faculty advisors are available to interview.  Please contact Kristie Fry at 717-749-6112 or by email at kfry@psu.edu to schedule an interview.

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