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Sports physicals at Youth Health Fair

In an effort to promote the importance of establishing good health habits early in life, Pocahontas Memorial Hospital will hold its Annual Youth Health Fair Friday, June 29, from 10 a.m. until 1:30 p.m. in front of the hospital. Drawings for the door prizes will be held at 1 p.m. with bikes and helmets given away.

The Youth Health Fair is a day full of fun with games, prizes, free food, special guests and a helicopter landing.  In addition, special exhibits will be set up to encourage youth to lead a healthy lifestyle with stations focused on things like sun safety, drug prevention and healthy eating. Various county organizations will be on hand with information about their services; they include Marlinton Rescue Squad, Pocahontas County Health Department, West Virginia State Police and the Pocahontas Prevention Coalition.

A highlight of the day will be sports physicals for the youth – at no cost – available through the Rural Health Clinic. Even though the physicals are offered at no cost to the student, all applicable insurances will be billed; so please remember your insurance card.  No appointment is necessary.

Make plans now to join us for this fun filled, family friendly day of food, games, and health exhibits and displays. Every child that attends will be registered for door prizes that include outdoor games, gift certificates from local businesses, bicycles and protective gear. If you have any questions, please contact Susan Wilkins at 304-799-7400 ext. 1009.

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