Hundreds Receive Free or Discounted School Physicals and More at KidFest 2014


(August, 2014)

Hundreds of area children took advantage of discounted or free back-to-school physicals, dental exams, immunizations and much more at KidFest 2014 on July 26.

Sponsored by Ingalls Memorial Hospital and Family Christian Health Center, the popular annual event drew more than 500 children preparing to go back to school. Other highlights of the day included free backpacks filled with school supplies; music and entertainment; games, activities and prizes; face-painting; a flea market; and refreshments.

“We performed nearly 500 school physicals, more than 150 dental exams and gave away 800 free backpacks filled with school supplies,” said Kimberly Garrison of Ingalls Marketing Communications. “It was a great event for everyone involved.”

The event was held on the grounds of Family Christian Health Center in Harvey.

Ingalls employees donated school supplies to fill the free backpacks, which were purchased through the Ingalls Development Foundation.