KRMC to host day of facts and fun

KINGMAN - From a petting zoo to bicycle giveaways, area youth will get their chance to have fun at the annual Kingman Regional Medical Center's Kid's Day Health and Safety Fair.

The free fair will run from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday at KRMC's Medical Professional Center.

More than 60 organizations will have booths. Kids will be given prizes ranging from kites to bicycles once they leave the fair.

Last year, the fair had more than 780 participants, and this year, they expect the same turnout, said Jamie Taylor, KRMC public relations director.

A car seat safety check will be provided. Kids will be able to get their vision tested, height and weight measured, and immunizations brought up-to-date. Parents should bring their children's shot records.

Volunteers from Arizona Game and Fish will teach the kids about respecting nature and wildlife. A petting zoo will be provided by the Black-Mountain 4-H Extension. The Mohave County Sheriff's Office will provide information on Child ID.

Kids will be able to sign-up for library cards, the Dolphin Swim Team, Northern Arizona Soccer League and Pop Warner. They'll even get to see demonstrations by the White Wind Tiger martial arts dojo. "This exciting fair will include ATV safety provided by the Cerbat Ridge Runners and Mother Road Harley-Davidson," Taylor said.

Mohave County Search and Rescue will be at the fair, along with a bicycle safety rodeo hosted by the Kingman Powerhouse Kiwanis.

There will be an electrical and water safety presentation, tool safety presentation sponsored by Home Depot, helicopters from Arizona Department of Public Safety and Guardian Air, and trucks from the Kingman Fire Department and UniSource Energy Services.

"Kids can also enjoy the jumping castle donated by R&R Jumps, crafts and games," Taylor said.

Deana Nelson State Farm Insurance and UniSource Energy Services sponsor the annual fair. For more information about the KRMC Kid's Day Health and Safety Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, call (928) 757-0664.