Morning of Healthy Fun and Free Activities For Families Saturday, April 21

Freeport, Illinois — 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. Pretzel City Transit is offering FREE rides to and from the event from Shopko, the Boys & Girls Club, and the Lincoln Mall.

Activities 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. The Pretzel City Transit pick up/drop off schedule is as follows:

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

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FHN, a not-for-profit organization with nearly 1,400 employees, is an award-winning regional healthcare system committed to the health and well-being of the people of northwest Illinois and southern Wisconsin. FHN Memorial Hospital has been recognized as one of the state’s top hospitals for safety by the Leapfrog group and Healthgrades as well as by the world’s largest, completely independent, non-profit product- and service-testing organization. FHN caregivers serve an average of 1,500 people each day across FHN’s 22 locations in 5 counties spanning northwest Illinois. Organized in 1995 as an integrated healthcare delivery system, FHN is comprised of FHN Memorial Hospital, the Leonard C. Ferguson Cancer Center at FHN Memorial Hospital, 13 family healthcare centers offering primary and specialty medical care, hospice, occupational and chiropractic health services, dental care and outpatient mental health services. For more information about FHN, please visit


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