DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS-2017 MCH HEALTHY KIDS FUN DAY!

ODESSA, TEXAS/AUGUST 18, 2017 – MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL HOSTED THE 5TH ANNUAL HEALTHY KIDS FUN DAY AT THE MCH CENTER FOR PRIMARY CARE LOCATED AT LOOP 1936 AND WEST UNIVERSITY IN WEST ODESSA. THE PURPOSE OF THIS COMMUNITY EVENT IS TO PREPARE CHILDREN FOR THE NEW SCHOOL YEAR THAT BEGINS MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017.

(MICHELLE PENA, NURSE ADMINISTRATOR-FAMILY HEALTH CENTER) “WE HAVE DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES; WE HAVE VISION, DENTAL CHECK, SCREENINGS. WE ALSO PROVIDE DIFFERENT ACTIVITIES FOR THE CHILDREN.”

SCHOOL CHILDREN WERE ENTERTAINMENT WITH A VARIETY OF EVENTS: THE DUNKING BOOTH, A TOUR OF AN ODESSA FIRE ENGINE, A FULLY FUNCTIONAL BLACK AND WHITE ODESSA POLICE DEPARTMENT –  TAHOE, AS WELL AS FACE PAINTING, BALLOONS AND MUSIC.

(MICHELLE PENA, NURSE ADMINISTRATOR-FAMILY HEALTH CENTER) “THIS IS DEFINTELY TO GET CHILDREN READY FOR SCHOOL. WE START THEM OFF WITH THEIR SCHOOL SUPPLIES; WE TRY TO GET THEM TO A GOOD START.”

SOME FAMILIES LIVE PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK, AND OTHER FAMILIES HAVE CHILDREN AND GRAND CHILDREN LIVING IN THE SAME HOUSEHOLD. THESE FAMILIES ARE VERY GREATFUL THAT MEDICAL CENTER HOSPITAL EXTENEDS A HELPING HAND WITH SCHOOL SUPPLIES.

(LORRAINE PASQUALE, PARENT AND GRANDPARENT) “IT WAS VERY, VERY HELPFUL WITH THE SCHOOL SUPPLIES THEY’RE HANDING OUT, AND THE INFORMATION THEY’RE GIVING OUT TO THE ADULTS.”

(CORINA MEDINA, PARENT) “THEY MOSTLY GOT THEIR SUPPLIES ONLINE THIS YEAR. SO, ITS BEEN A LITTLE DIFFICULT FINDING EVERYTHING THEY NEEDED WITH ALL THE STORES BEING PACKED, BUT THIS HAD A LOT OF THE LITTLE STUFF THAT WE WERE LOOKING FOR.”

THE GOAL OF HEALTHY KIDS FUN DAY IS FOR PARENTS AND YOUNG STUDENTS TO HAVE INFORMATION THAT WILL HELP THEM STAY HEALTHY SO THAT EVERY FAMILY WILL HAVE A SUCCESSFUL SCHOOL YEAR.

FOR DRB MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS DIGITAL NEWS, DANNY BARRERA

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Author: Danny Barrera