Rangely Children’s Health Fair a success

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RANGELY | The 2019 Rio Blanco/Rangely School District Children’s Health and Education Fair was once again a huge success. A total of 58 children attended—31 were preschool age and 27 were infants or toddlers. This community effort was supported by the Rangely Community Gardens, New Eden, CNCC Dental Hygiene, Connection 4 Kids, the Rangely Human Resource Council, the Rangeley School District RE-4 maintenance staff, Rangely Regional Library, Rangely District Hospital, Town of Rangely, Rangely Police Department, school nurses from RE-1 and RE-4, Western Rio Blanco Parks and Rec. District, Giant Step, and a host of volunteers, parents and businesses.

Parents received updated health screenings that included vision, hearing, height, weight and a check for up-to-date immunizations. Kids were screened to indicate their progress in meeting developmental milestones and had their faces painted. Rangely Community Gardens had seeds to plant, New Eden had Very Hungry Caterpillars to make, the Rangely Police department provided backpacks, dental hygiene provided screenings, toothbrushes and toothpaste. The Rangely District Hospital had safari hats to decorate. Connections 4 Kids met with parents and provided information about available resources in Rangely and surrounding areas.

Preschool children registered for the 2019-2020 school year and received a list of 100 fun things to do this summer.

This event is held every year in April which is the Month of the Young Child as well as Autism Awareness month.  If you have any questions about the fair, please contact Rio Blanco BOCES as 970-675-2064.

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Special to the Herald Times