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Free Wellness Screenings, More at Boosters & Big Rigs Tomorrow
LITTLE ROCK, AR -- Boosters & Big Rigs is a family-friendly, free community event that provides children with immunizations and dental, hearing, vision and wellness screenings.
The event also provides children with an educational and fun opportunity to explore and “touch” community vehicles, such as ambulances, fire trucks, police cars and more.
Free lunch will be provided to those who attend.
Activities include a DJ, Zumba instruction, bubbles, jump rope, kid's golf, hula hooping, basketball, bike races, jump rope contests, kid's cook activities and a book fair, along with all of the trucks to explore.
The activities tie into the Junior League of Little Rock's Health and Wellness initiative that aims to decrease child obesity in our community by increasing access and education to healthy foods and opportunities for physical activity. Additionally, a long-term strategy of the League is to improve literacy skills among Pulaski County elementary students, so this event looks to aid that goal with the book fair being offered at the event.
Finally, this week is National Public Health week, so there will be immunizations with the Arkansas Dept. of Health, dental and vision screenings, and physical activity and healthy food options provided at the event.
The event is April 12, 9 a.m-1 p.m.
It is located in the UALR Jack Stephens Center Parking Lot at University and 28th Street.
This event is free and children of all ages are welcome.