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Vaccine clinic added to the Annual Family Fitness Fun Night at Hummer Sports Park

Published: Sep. 15, 2021 at 3:29 PM CDT
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TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Topeka Public Schools, KDHE, and the Shawnee County Health Department are trying to get more shots in arms, while toning their arms, at the Annual Family Fitness Fun Night Wednesday night.

Wednesday night was the 11th year of the Family Fitness Fun Night after cancelling last year’s event because of COVID-19 concerns.

“There’s a lot of resources that people don’t even know about that are here tonight. So hopefully everyone that comes learns something new whether that’s a new game or a new resource, new food or snack that they can have that’s healthy. Everybody leaves with something new.”

This year, there are still covid concerns, but people still came out.

Topeka Public School’s Coordinator for Student Services Dr. Joy Grimes expected around 800 people to show up, down from their average of around 1,200 people.

“We didn’t advertise in the same manner just again, trying to keep numbers small purposely.”

KDHE and the Shawnee Co. Health Department partnered to offer free vaccines in the building behind the field.

“The more chances we have for people to get vaccinated and make it easy for them to do that, I think is a benefit.”

Grimes said they didn’t have a goal for the number of people to come or get the shot but wanted families to see the resources available at the community booths surrounding the turf. While learning new healthy habits they can take home.

“We really just want to support family engagement. The families do things together and learn new activities.”

The festivities ran from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. It was free to enter and they offered free Kona ice snow cones to the first 300 people who came out.

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Topeka Public Schools, KDHE, and the Shawnee County Health Department are trying to get more shots in arms, while toning their arms, at the Annual Family Fitness Fun Night Wednesday night.

The night will include community booths with information on healthy eating habits and activities. The Topeka West cheerleaders and the Topeka High drumline are set to perform as well to get everyone moving. Sunflower Strength and Conditioning, and Evolution Gymnastics are also showing demonstrations.

USD 501 officials wanted to knock out two birds with one stone and host a vaccine clinic along with the festivities.

Any families in the county who want their child ages 12 and older or themselves vaccinated can come to Hummer Sports Park at 2751 SW East Circle Drive. Anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and have a signed consent form.

Those who are vaccinated before coming into tonight’s event are exempt from quarantine rules.

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