Posted on Grandview C-4 School District website.
The Belvidere Caring Communities held a summer Free Health Service Event on Saturday, June 22nd at the Belvidere Heights Baptist Church.
The Belvidere Caring Communities is a partnership between Belvidere Elementary School, LINC, Belvidere Heights Baptist Church, and the Belvidere Community. The event provided medical services through the Medina Clinic and the Lions’ Club.
The Medina Clinic provided health screenings and on-site treatments for ear infections, arthritis pain, and other minor infections. The Lion’s Club provided vision screenings and eye exams. The Grandview Fire Department provided information on fire and home safety.
Parents and children were able to walk through a fire truck and ambulance and visit with emergency personnel about their services. Grandview Police Department provided information about the DARE program at schools and safety information for homes and neighborhoods. Grandview Commerce Bank provided financial information to parents for starting savings accounts for their children and information for college savings. The University of Missouri Extension provided nutrition information through the Family Nutrition Education Program. The classes provided cooking information, recipes, and handouts on healthy eating.
Belvidere parent, Mrs. LaKisa Scates provided Child ID Safety information for parents. Children enjoyed activities such as: Fingernail Art, Face Painting, an obstacle course, chalk drawing, Hoop Shoots in a huge blow up basketball goal, and floating ducks for prizes. DJ Steven provided tunes throughout the event that got people up dancing and hula hooping.
The next Free Health Service Event will be at Belvidere Elementary School on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013. More information will be provided soon.