Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Back to School Health Fair Offers Up Health Screenings, School Supplies

 An estimated 5,000 Spring Branch ISD students and families were served Saturday, Aug. 22, at the annual Back to School Health Fair event at the Spring Branch Family Development Center, on Pitner Road.

Families started lining up around midnight the night before – the line forms earlier each year – in anticipation of health screenings, immunizations and backpacks filled with school supplies. This year, more than 2,000 backpacks with supplies were distributed.

The health fair is a community effort between SBFDC, Spring Branch ISD, the Memorial-Spring Branch Rotary Club, the city of Houston, Texas Children’s Hospital and a host of agencies and vendors on hand to make attendees aware of services available to them. Longtime corporate partner Walmart donated 2,000 backpacks filled with a dozen school supplies. New this year was preventative dentistry, brought in by the city of Houston.


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