The event will begin after school on Thursday, March 6 in the elementary school gym. It will last from 3 to 6 p.m. Families should enter through the gym doors on the side of the building facing the middle school because all other doors will be locked.
Laura Shelton, the director of the schools’ Lighthouse Family Resource Center, said that she was excited to be having the event for the second time this year. She said she pleased with last year’s turnout and that there were about 300 people who showed up during that time.
Booths will include: a free height-weight measurement and consultation from AHEC (Area Health Education Center); the Trigg County Health Department will have a free dental health and oral cancer screening; the Lake Barkley Fitness Center/Curves will provide fitness program information; information from AirEvac; healthy menu information from the schools’ food services; a free chair massage from Hands of Health; the Delta Project will provide information on nutrition and “portion distortion;” Culligan Water will information on drinking water and samples of their product; Dr. Scott Sutherland will provide information about vision; the American Red Cross will have first aid and safety information; the American Cancer Society will provide information on cancer prevention and detection; the middle school nurse will have information about immunization and physical requirements for sixth-graders; Emergency Management will provide information on disaster preparedness; and Trigg County Hospital will give a free blood pressure check, a grip strength test and a backpack safety and “germ busters” demonstration.