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Banner Lassen Medical Center presents second annual wellness celebration

Tuesday, Aug. 19, 2014 — Banner Lassen Medical Center and the Banner Lassen Medical Center Foundation invite the public to a low-cost family fun and fitness event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 23 at the Lassen County Fairgrounds, 195 Russell Ave.

Organizers plan to have various activities, including professional jump rope and hula-hoop lessons, face painting, tug of war and nine-hole Frisbee golf. There will be a “Pirate Mania” section for children with three different activity stations. In addition, Bounce City will offer a giant waterslide, obstacle course and jumbo bounce house. Don’t forget your swimsuits.

Medals and prizes will be awarded to the competitors in the different events, both team and individual, as well as fun participation prizes for everyone.

“Part of the obstacle to achieving wellness is getting enough physical activity,” said Banner Lassen Medical Center CEO Catherine Harshbarger. “Family Fun Olympics gives the community a chance to overcome that obstacle together with fun activities.”

Representatives from the Lassen County Health Department will be on hand with Jeremy Germ and his Germ Lair, storybooks and coloring books. Informational tables on everything from how to watch for ticks to Dental Health Screenings by Indian Health Services will be available. The California Highway Patrol and other emergency services will display emergency vehicles and provide valuable safety information.

The Family Fun Olympics is free to enter, and a low-cost concession stand will serve hamburgers, hot dogs and more. The day is designed for children up to 14 years of age and their parents or other adult companions.

Volunteers from the Foundation Board, local community members and Banner Lassen Medical Center employees will be on hand to help everyone enjoy their day of fun.

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