Hop Into Spring with Some Healthy Family Fun!


FHN and the Family YMCA of Northwest Illinois are teaming up to present a morning of healthy, fun and free activities for families Saturday, April 21. Join us from 9 a.m. to noon for Healthy Kids Day®, a national YMCA initiative, and the FHN Family Health Fair at the YMCA of Northwest Illinois, 2998 W. Pearl City Road in Freeport for a variety of fun activities and good ideas to kick off a healthy summer.

Events will include exploring an ambulance and fire truck – and a giant inflatable colon! Kids will enjoy an obstacle course, the YMCA Imagination Station, hula hooping, learning about dental health, germ killing, and much more. People of all ages can have their blood pressure checked, learn about proper drug disposal, the right way to take a child’s temperature, and sample some delicious slow-cooker recipes perfect for a busy family. We'll share the recipes, and a few winners will take home a slow cooker, too!

All activities are free and the event will be held rain or shine indoors at the YMCA.

Find out more on the Dial-A-Doc radio show.

Take Pretzel City Transit to the Health Fair FREE!

Need a ride to the Spring Into Summer Health Fair? We've got you covered? Pretzel City Transit will provide a free ride to and from the event on Saturday!

Here's the pickup/dropoff schedule:

9 a.m. Shopko
9:15 a.m. Boys and Girls Club
9:30 a.m. Lincoln Mall
9:45 a.m. Highland YMCA for the Fair
10 a.m. Shopko
10:15 a.m. Boys and Girls Club
10:30 a.m. Lincoln Mall
10:45 a.m. Highland YMCA for the Fair
11 a.m. Shopko
11:15 a.m. Boys and Girls Club
11:30 a.m. Lincoln Mall
11:45 a.m. Highland YMCA for the Fair
Noon Shopko
12:15 p.m. Boys and Girls Club
12:30 p.m. Lincoln Mall
12:45 p.m. Last Highland Pick up - will wait until 1:15 p.m.

Drop riders off at Shopko
Drop riders off at Boys and Girls Club
Drop riders off at Lincoln Mall