Health fair set for this Saturday

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The Manvel Lions Club and Manvel EMS are sponsoring a health fair this Saturday, May 16, at the Manvel EMS station at 6931 Masters Road (FM 1128). The event will run from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Dave Ferguson, the director for Manvel EMS, explained that the Lions Club has sponsored eye sight screening for children in the past but wanted to expand the offerings to include a more general health fair. The group approached EMS to participate with them in the event and Ferguson said his department “was excited to do that.”

Ferguson said there would be a number of activities at the event from One Sight Spot Vision testing courtesy of the Manvel Lions Club to injury protection tips for children in and around cars to bicycle safety tips. Bicycle helmet fittings will be available for children and some helmets will be given away to boys and girls at the event. There also will be a raffle for one each of a girls and boys bicycle for those who participate in the day’s activities.

Representatives from Pearland area hospitals will be there as well as representatives from health related businesses throughout town. Manvel and Iowa Colony Police Departments and the Manvel Public Library will also have a presence at the event. Other activities include door prizes for children and adults, blood pressure and blood sugar checks courtesy of the Manvel EMS staff, “Spot the Tot” interactive demonstration, and Alzheimer’s awareness and early detection.

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