Expect the best, but prepare for the worst.
That's the reasoning behind Kid Print, just one of the activities available Saturday at Health Fair 2011.
“In today's world, who knows what is going to happen?” said Big Spring Police Department Lt. Terry Chamness. “This is an excellent way to document your child in case something ever does happen.
“We used to just provide them (parents) with the information they needed to have and how to do it,” Chamness said. “Now, through the help of a grant, we are able to provide packets, DNA and hair samples and fingerprints for the parents to keep.”
One item Chamness does recommend for the parents to obtain on their own is a photograph of the child. While DNA and fingerprints are apt to stay the same, physical features are bound to change with the growth of the child.
Health Fair 2011 will offer various screenings for people of all ages as well as information on a number of health-related topics. There is no admission charge.
A Healthy Woman event will follow at noon in the Cactus Room on campus. There will be a lunch and program presented by Troy Tompkins, CMFC, financial planner.
Master the Mountain, fun-run/walk held in the Big Spring State Park, will also be in conjunction with the health fair. Master the Mountain will kick off at 9 a.m. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m.