|CARNIVAL OF HEALTH|
|April 01, 2002 11:00 pm|
By BILL SCHLICHTING
Although the Childrens Health and Safety Carnival was geared toward kids, adults were taking advantage of some of the health tests offered.
Most popular among the adults was the Lions health screening unit outside the Azalea Middle School gym, where Saturdays event took place in conjunction with the Coos-Curry Electric Home Show. The main sponsor of the event was Curry General Hospital.
Inside the gym were 26 booths relating to health and safety that drew more than 700 people, officials said. Booths ranged from nutrition, face painting and eye care to trauma reaction, and fun and games.
At the Brookings-Harbor Youth Association booth, children could gather entry forms for a raffle. They entered the raffle after receiving stamps from six booths they visited.
Raffle winners were Gabbie Settlemire, who won a skateboard and helmet donated by Sessions Surf Co.; Tracy Rodriguez, junior basketball hoop, Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative; Andrew Watling, toddler basketball hoop, Coos-Curry Electric Cooperative; Joshua McCorkle, $25 gift certificate from Words and Pictures, HOPE (Healthy Opportunities for a Positive Environment); Emily Fettig, Waterpick flosser, Dr. Nelson, DDS; and Kimberly Bass, Waterpick oral cleaner, Dr. Nelson, DDS.
Children were also given the opportunity to try running in firefighter gear provided by the Harbor Fire Department