The Williamson County and Cities Health District (WCCHD) is proud to be “playing for the health of it” at the 6th Annual Children’s Health Festival, at the United Heritage Center, at Round Rock’s Dell Diamond. The free event will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on March 8, with emphasis on physical activity and nutrition while highlighting the importance of good health and safety. In addition, a variety of community resources focusing on health insurance for under and uninsured families will be available.
This is the sixth year that the Children’s Health Festival has been held at the Dell Diamond, in correlation with the Round Rock Express’ open house. The Round Rock Express’ open house is free and will include a 1940’s era baseball game from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. In addition, children will be able to run the bases, sign up for the Kids Club, tour the clubhouses, and participate in a scavenger hunt. Season tickets will also be on sale. The Round Rock Express concession stands will be open.
For the sixth consecutive year, Melissa Gale of KVUE news will serve as the mistress of ceremonies for the Children’s Health Festival. A resident of Williamson County, Gale volunteers her time to organizations such as the March of Dimes and the Down Syndrome Association. She says that she enjoys emceeing the festival because she “cares about Round Rock, and the kids in the area.”
This year WCCHD is proud to introduce some new sponsors to the event including, Seton Medical Center Williamson, St. David’s Community Health Foundation, Ideal Signs, Scott and White University Medical Campus, and PSG printing.
Other returning partners for this year’s festival include Bluebonnet Trails Early Childhood Intervention (ECI), Parent Resources for Infant Development Enrichment (PRIDE), The Rachel Alert Network (RAN), Texans in Motion, Seton Health Plan, STARRY Inc., and the Round Rock Police Department.
Keep an ear out on local radio stations Mix 94.7, Majic 95.5, Talk Radio 1370 a.m., Recuerdo 107.7 and La Que Buena 104.3 for more information on this sixth annual event.