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King and Shanklin encourage parents to take advantage of "Kindergarten Countdown"

Sunday August 2, 2009

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574=4137/526=3622

Children entering kindergarten in August of this year may be excited that school is just around the corner but their parents may not be aware of all the medical requirements needed before classes start.

“Parents of children entering school will find it hectic in those first few days,” says Councilman Jim King (D-10). “But the Kindergarten Countdown will go a long way in helping any parent with the medical needs of their child before school begins”

King And Councilwoman Barbara Shanklin (D-2) represent the area and applaud the organizers of the event.

The Community Baptist Church is offering the Kindergarten Countdown on Monday August 3rd from 9:30am to 2:30pm. This Kindergarten Health Fair will provide free examinations that are required before any child enters the Jefferson County Public School system.

The medical services provided include; physical examinations to check height, weight and heart. There will also be eye screenings; dental screenings and immunizations. Parents and guardians must bring a shot card and medical card to get free shots.

The Health Fair also includes Rosetta Baker from the Cooperative Extension Service to talk about health foods and snacks for afterschool and overall nutrition for the child as he or she enters kindergarten.

“The Kindergarten Countdown is a great way to send any child off on the right foot as they begin their education,” says Shanklin. “In these tight economic times, it can go a long way to help a family.”

The Community Baptist Church is located at 4909 East Indian Trail.

Jim King (D) 10
Barbara Shanklin (D) 2