The Berrien County Health Department is hosting the ‘Back to School Bash’ August 1-3

BENTON HARBOR, Michigan – The Berrien County Health Department has announced that it will host two “Back to School Bash” events. The events will feature health care services to help prepare children for the school year.

The first event will take place on Monday, August 1 at the Port of Benton office of the Department of Health from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The second will be on Wednesday, August 3 at the Niles office of the Berrien County Health Department from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. health services provided include vaccinations, blood lead screenings, hearing screenings and vision screenings. There will also be information about local resources, including the special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC), parenting classes and health insurance assistance.

The event will also offer many activities for children. They include seed planting and face planting. Kids can also meet Marvel Comics superhero Spider-Man.

“We know that back to school can be a particularly busy time for families as they prepare for the year ahead,” said health worker Guy Miller. “By offering services and resources at a hands-on event, we hope to make it easier for families to check things off their to-do list while helping kids prepare for a healthy school year.”

The “Back to School Bash” events will take place on Monday, August 1 and Wednesday, August 3 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. More information about the events can be found on the Berrien County Health Department website.

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