It's almost carnival time again in Shelton.
Griffin Hospital's 12th annual Children’s Health and Safety Fair will bring a carnival to the Boys & Girls Club in Shelton on Sept. 22.
"[It] will take on a family carnival theme, providing free food, fun and games along with a variety of health, wellness and safety programs and displays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.," according to the Derby-based Hospital.
It is sponsored by the Valley Parish Nurses of Griffin Hospital, The Valley Community Foundation, Safe Kids Greater Naugatuck Valley, Boys & Girls Club of the Lower Naugatuck Valley, and Griffin Faculty Physicians Primary Care.
The fair will feature carnival games, a moon bounce and magic show. Free food, drinks and healthy snacks will be available.
Other activities include health, wellness and safety interactive displays, a car seat and bike helmet clinic, the Child Identification Program (CHIP), fire engines and rescue vehicles, a safety house to teach about safety features in homes, and much more. Free bike helmets will be available for the first 400 children.
The Griffin Hospital Valley Parish Nurse program was established in 1990 and is now one of the largest in the country, with nearly 40 participating churches, more than 125 parish nurses, and 350 additional volunteers who support the nurses and who serve on the health cabinets of the individual churches, according a hospital official.Griffin Faculty Physicians Primary Care is a multi-specialty medical group affiliated with Griffin Hospital, offering exceptional, personalized care to residents in the Lower Naugatuck Valley and the surrounding communities at our conveniently located offices in Derby, Oxford, Southbury, Seymour and Shelton.
For more information about the fair, call 203.732.1137 or 203.732.7584.