On Saturday, Sept. 20th, 2008 communities worldwide will participate in the fourteenth annual "Kids Day America ," a Health, Safety, and Environmental Awareness Day. Dr. Christy Heitman, D.C. will be sponsoring the event locally from 12:00 noon until 3:00 pm at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Storm Lake.
The event will provide essential information on crime prevention, internet and child safety, and environmental awareness. Dr. Heitman will donate special child ID cards to every child who attends, and the Storm Lake Police Department will be on hand to provide FREE fingerprinting of all the children. Additionally, there will be special appearances by "King Splash" from King's Pointe Waterpark and "Buford the Beaver" from Buena Vista University. The Fire Department is bringing a fire truck and will teach fire safety tips to the children. Dr. Heitman will provide FREE health screenings, and will be distributing vital information on disease prevention and health promotion. "We will also provide free balloons, food and fun for everyone. There will be special give-aways and free prize drawings every half-hour! In addition we are raising money for Faith, Hope, and Charity," says Dr. Heitman.
The event is free, and "this year is especially exciting for Kids Day America , as it is being represented nationally by celebrity spokesperson Jonathan Lipnicki, from such films as Jerry Maguire and Stuart Little, commented national event founders Drs. Theresa and Stuart Warner. "We encourage the entire community to join Dr. Heitman by participating Saturday at this unique, fun-filled community awareness event," they said in a statement.