Community Festival to Help Kids and Parents
Get Ready for Back-to-School

August 9, 1994
Media Contact:Debbie Bangledorf
Phone: (410) 223-1731

Ross Plaza at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions Monument Street at Rutland Avenue. Houston Rockets basketball star Sam Cassell will blast into town on August 25 to help Baltimore children and their parents get a healthy start on going back to school. "The Community Festival for School Readiness" includes free immunizations for children, games, prizes, and refreshments. Moms and dads will get information on parenting skills, how to be involved in their children's schools, and prevention of injuries, lead poisoning and HIV.

The event is the first-ever by the staff and newly-formed Parent Advisory Board of the Harriet Lane Primary Care Clinic of the Johns Hopkins Children's Center. It is free and open to the public. Parents who want their children immunized by representatives of the Baltimore City health department must bring their immunization records. Appointments are not necessary.

Among the groups participating in the festival are the Baltimore City Police Department (Eastern District), Operation PULSE, The Family Place, The Hispanic Apostolate, Madison Square Elementary School, Healthy Start, Enoch Pratt Library, Martin Luther King Parent and Child Center, and the Walter J. Perkins Day Care Center.

Call us if you need more information and want to cover the festival. In the event of heavy rain, it will be canceled. Office of Public Affairs 550 North Broadway, Suite 1100, Baltimore, Maryland 21205-2011 (410) 955-8662 Fax (410) 614-9867

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