Safe Kids Adams Co. and QMG to host Safe Kids Health Fair


QUINCY (WGEM) — The Safe Kids Adams County and Quincy Medical Group (QMG) Pediatrics department are hosting a free Safe Kids Health Fair in June.

QMG officials stated the fair will take place on Saturday, June 12 from 9 a.m. to Noon in the QMG employee parking lot at 11th and Maine Street in Quincy.

Officials added the Safe Kids Health Fair will provide a wide variety of activities to promote safety and health for kids in the area. The event features police officers, firefighters, bike safety, games, and activities on topics including health, dental hygiene, mental health, developmental milestones, sports medicine, and literacy.

In addition, officials stated, all children who attend will have the opportunity to enter their names into a drawing for a new bike. A bike course will also be set up for kids to learn safe ways to ride a bike.

Families are encouraged to bring their children’s bikes to participate in the
course. Bike helmets will be given out while supplies last.

Safe Kids Adams County Coordinator Triena Larsen shared, “While the Safe Kids Health Fair offers fun for the whole family, it is about so much more than that. We want to keep kids safe and protected, and the fair provides helpful information to help them avoid injuries and accidents.”

QMG Director of Primary Services in Nursing JoAnn Legg said the fair provides a time for families to come and have access to a wide variety of community resources in one place.

“Our QMG Pediatrics department is thrilled to partner with the Safe Kids Adams County Coalition to offer this fair for area families,” Legg said. “We want to ensure all of our community’s kids are kept safe, and the fair offers so many interactive and fun booths for families to learn ways to lead healthy and safe lives.”

QMG officials added all those who attend are asked to wear a mask to keep everyone safe. In the case of rain, the fair will take place on Saturday, June 19 from 9 a.m. to Noon

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