MMH, Family Connection hold rally Saturday
By Malin Dartnell
Every year, Morgan Memorial Hospital holds a health fair on the front lawn of the hospital, in an effort to promote healthy lifestyles.
Around the same time, the Morgan County Family Connection holds a Back-to-School Rally in downtown Madison which aims to increase community awareness of the many health services available and to get kids excited about going back to school.
This year, however, they decided to combine the events into a huge health-and-school extravaganza. There will be around 45 exhibits, which will include booths from the American Cancer Society, the schools, and some which will feature free health screenings (including bone density, glucose, blood pressure, and hearing tests).
The fire and police departments will have exhibits there in an effort to keep children from always associating these people with fear.
Kids will enjoy bouncing in a moonwalk, and the Morgan County High School cheerleaders and football team will be on hand to cheer and greet visitors.
Almost every booth will be giving out door prizes, and many local businesses have offered their contribution.
McDonald's and Wendy's have donated food and drinks, and Chick-fil-a will be giving free biscuits to the first 100 people who arrive. Bookbags filled with school supplies will be given out.
In addition, Cracker Barrel will be raffling a dinner for two and an extensive gift basket.
The Health Fair/Back-to-School Rally will be held Saturday, August 2 from 8 a.m. to noon on the front lawn of the hospital.
It will be free and welcomed people of all ages.