Marion to host Kids Karnival on 8/5

The fourth annual Kids’ Karnival in the Town of Marion Park will take place on Monday, August 5, 2013 from 2:00 PM until 5:00 PM. This free health celebration includes educational information, giveaways, and games that focus on health and physical activities for children and families. Games include hula hoop and jump-roping contests. There is a raffle with prize drawings for attending and learning about health resources and services in Wayne County. The Town of Marion Park is located at 4072 Park Drive, Marion, NY, directly behind the Highway Department, just off of State Route 21.The third annual Family Fun Walk will also occur at the Karnival. For the first 20 families who pre-register for the walk and complete the perimeter path around the Town of Marion Park (less than ¾ mile), Wayne County Rural Health Network will give each of those 20 families a $20 Wal-Mart gift card; pre-registration is required to be eligible to receive a gift card. The purpose is to encourage exercise and to celebrate the fun families can have when they are physically active together. There is a limit of one registration per family and a family must include at least two people, one of whom is an adult. To register for the Family Fun Walk, call (315)483-3200. Also featured is a free bounce house for children to enjoy, along with other games and activities. Parents and children can look forward to an afternoon of fun, games and information — all easily accessible at the Town of Marion Park. The Wayne County Sheriff’s Office will be there with its child identification program. Other health and family agencies also will be providing information and giveaways. Among the participating agencies are Finger Lakes Community Health, Wayne County Public Health, Newark-Wayne Community Hospital, Fidelis Care, Wayne County Rural Health Network, Head Start, Wayne Behavioral Health Wayne County Sheriff’s Office, and others. This health fair is free with no cost to the families who participate. Sponsors include: Wayne County Rural Health Network, the Town of Marion, and Newark-Wayne Community Hospital. This event is made possible by a grant to the Wayne County Rural Health Network from the NYS Department of Health, Office of Rural Health. Founded in 1997, Wayne County Rural Health Network’s mission is to collaborate with other organizations in order to plan, initiate, and implement innovative solutions for emerging and unmet health and human services needs that one provider alone could not undertake. For more information about the Wayne County Rural Health Network or the Marion Kids’ Karnival, please call (315)483-3200.

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