Fifth-grade students from Logan County schools will be
brought to the center for two-hour segments during the day.
Home-schooled fifth-grade students are also invited to attend. The
goal of the Children's Health Fair is to encourage children to learn
about health in a way that allows them to play an active part in the
learning process. More than 25 agencies will be represented at the
The children will receive information about cancer
prevention, exercise, nutrition, dental health, disabilities, drugs
and alcohol, safety, tobacco, asthma, posture, recycling, and more
Once again there will be a Heart Adventure Challenge Course.
Research studies have supported the notion that children learn best
through play experiences. The Elementary Heart Adventure Challenge
Course demonstrates a great way to learn about the most important
muscle in the body by going through it. Students are physically
involved while navigating the blood's pathway through the body.
This year the students will also participate in a recycling relay
race, which is being conducted by Lincoln College and the Logan
County Joint Solid Waste Agency, The students will have a chance to
learn about recycling in a fun, energetic way. While getting a
chance to work their bodies and physically move, they will begin to
understand the process of recycling and why it is important.
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The Community Health Fair will be offered the following day, April
4, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. More than 60 organizations will have
displays or offer health screenings, as well as accepting various
recyclable items. A nominal fee will be assessed for some
screenings. Admission is free.
Questions about the health fair in general or about involving
home-schooled children should be directed to Marcia Dowling at the
Logan County Department of Public Health, 217-735-2317, or Marcia
Greenslate at the Lincoln Park District, 217-732-8770.
[Text from file received
from Roy Logan,
Lincoln Park District]