If you're looking for a fun activity for the kids and a way to learn about resources in our community, look no further than the "Health for a Better Lubbock" Community Health Fair that will be going on this weekend.

Covenant Health Ministries is hosting this amazing event with community partners like the YWCA and the Texas Department of Transportation.

Throughout the fair, parents can learn about the array of health related resources available to them while their kids get the opportunity to enjoy bounce houses and an obstacle course in addition to getting a close up look at emergency vehicles. There will also be food trucks and information about summer camps and programs. Best of all, you can get your car seat inspected and adjusted to ensure that your kids are riding safe and secure before heading out on any summer trips.

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Best of all, Karen Mitchell, the traffic safety specialist with the Behavioral Traffic Safety Section of TxDOT, stated that if you arrive and they find that your car seat has expired or if it has incurred damage in a previous accident, they will replace it for free. Just remember to bring your kids with you so that they can properly adjust it to your child's specific size.

Moreover, health screenings will be available to the public and the South Plains Food Bank will have information and sign ups for their Summer Feeding Program. This initiative goes from now until August 12th and provides free meals to low-income kids who would normally go without lunch during the summer months.

Did we also mention that this entire event is free? This is a spectacular chance to prioritize your health and safety, sign up for local programs, and get your kids out of the house and into the fresh air!

Simply show up to the YWCA at 66th and University between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. this Saturday June 4th, 2022 and partake in all the fun. Covenant Health wants the residents of Lubbock and surrounding cities to know that they strive to make a positive difference in our community and that they prioritize the health of our residents.

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