8/29/12 – For Immediate Release

Kinderpalooza Returns with Health and Community Services Line-up

Dubuque, Iowa -- The Dubuque Community School District and the Dubuque Community School District Foundation will again partner to host "Kinderpalooza II," a health and community services fair, on Thursday, September 6, from 3-6 p.m. at the Five Flags Center. The fair, in its second year, is designed for children of all ages and families to learn about various community resources available to them.

The event is open to any resident of Dubuque County and is free to attend. It is made possible through the generosity of the Mercy Family Pharmacy, Medical Associates and Hy-Vee. Free, healthy snacks will be provided.

"Our goal is to connect families with the many community resources that are available to support the healthy development of their children,” said Rhonda Simpson, MSN, ARNP, health services and health education coordinator for the Dubuque Community Schools. “With our many community partners, we are able to do so in a way that is both fun and informative.”

Over 30 community organizations are donating their time and resources to be part of event. A number of services, such as free immunizations, dental screenings and lead testing, will be available on site. The event also serves as a resource for newcomers to the area who do not have a regular medical doctor or dentist.

In its second year, Kinderpalooza II is designed to acquaint families with the wonderful array of organizations, agencies, and services that are available to them in Dubuque; to provide on-the-spot necessary school-entry health services for children ages 0-19; to support youth and community health; and to support school readiness.

For more information, contact the DCSD school and community relations office at (563)552-3020.

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