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September 20, 2017 06:19 PM

Family Health And Safety Festival

Sioux Falls, SD

If you're looking to learn more about health and safety, or maybe you want to donate blood? The Family Health and Safety Festival is exactly where you need to be this weekend. 

Every fall, Health Connect of South Dakota hosts the event to promote community health, nutrition, exercise and family safety. This year... they're expecting a big turn out. 
This Saturday starting at 11 a.m., you'll want to head over to the First Presbyterian Church in Sioux Falls for the Family Health and Safety Festival. 

It begins with a free lunch and a performance by Rockin' Red... and that's just the beginning. 

"Haircuts for youth under the age of 14 that will be free. For adults, they can do blood donations, they can have their blood glucose levels tested, we'll talk about blood pressure," Fran Rice, Executive director of Health Connect of South Dakota said. 

Health care professionals will also be on hand to answer your questions.  
Rice says those are just a few of the activities. The best part? It's free to the public, and open to all ages. 

"Outside we'll have inflatables of course, we'll have the sheriff will be there, fire truck, the fire safety house so families can learn about fire safety, we'll have the zoomobile," Rice said. 

Last year nearly 1,200 people took part. This year Rice is expecting 1,600.  It's an opportunity to gather information on important health topics in our community.  

In addition to learning about health topics, 30 free flu shots will be given out by pharmacy residents.

The event will go until 3 p.m., and Rice is encouraging anyone to attend. 

"People can just you know, enjoy their Saturday learning and laughing, and getting a nice meal," Rice said. 

For a complete schedule of the events taking place, or if you'd like to volunteer click here. 

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