Back to School rally and health fair

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By Jamison Hooks

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Morgan County Students of all ages checked important school supplies off their lists this past Saturday as they stocked up on the necessities at this year’s Back to School Rally.

Since 2008, The Morgan County Family Connection and Morgan Memorial Hospital (MMH) have teamed up in order to host their Annual Back to School Rally and Health Fair.

The Morgan County High School (MCHS) Cheerleaders and Band kicked off the event with a performance that got everyone back in the spirit for a successful school year.

Students rotated from booth to booth where local organizations and companies passed out supplies.

Number 2 Pencils, notebook paper, erasers, and folders were just a few of the supplies students were able to check off their lists.

“In addition to obtaining school supplies, watching demonstrations on the importance of wearing seat belts, and gathering information on an abundance of community services, participants also had access to free health screenings including hearing, vision, bone density, glucose, cholesterol and blood pressure,” explained MMH Director of Development and Community Relations Megan Morris.

With over 500 attendees and the participation of 55 resource partners, MMH and Family Connection see the Back to School Rally and Health Fair as a vital event for the community.

“Through strategic collaboration between Morgan County Family Connection and Morgan Memorial Hospital, this Back to School Rally & Community Health Fair has not only become the platform used to ensure children are ready for school but also that families are healthy, stable and self-sufficient,” explained Velde Hardy, Coordinator of the Morgan County Family Connection.

“In short, this event is beneficial to the community because it has proven to be an effective way to get needed supplies and resource information into the hands of the families who need them most.”

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