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Upcoming Spring Fling event raises awareness about community resources

CommUnity Matters, a partnership between Champaign Unit 4 Schools, the City of Champaign, the Champaign Park District, DreAAm House, Don Moyer Boys and Girls Club and Life Line, Inc., will be hosting their annual Spring Fling event on May 13th fro 6 to 8 p.m. at Garden Hills Elementary School. 

The event is a way to bring families out for some free food, drinks, and activities for kids, while also bringing together a whole host of community organizations and public health resources all in one place. The Carle Mobile Clinic will be on hand beginning at 5:30, and there will be numerous other opportunities for families to learn more about what the community has to offer them. Participating organizations include:

Champaign County Health Care Consumers, Champaign Fire, SLEEP – Champaign NSD/RPC/Ameren, Champaign Park District Summer Camps, Champaign Police, Champaign Public Library, Community Plus Credit Union, Courage Connection, Crisis Nursery, Don Moyer, DreAAm House, First Federal Bank, Healthy Beginnings- Carle, Home Depot, Lifeline Inc, Operation Hope, Promise HealthCare, Public Health – WIC, Public Health – Great Start, RPC- ISC and Youth Assessment Center, RPC – Head Start, The Land Connection – Farmers Market, Unit 4 Parent Liason, Unit 4 Vision and Hearing, United Garden Hills Neighborhood Association, City of Champaign Sustainability Team, Sola Gratia Farm, Girl Scouts of Central Illinois, Bristol Place Leasing, CU MTD Bike Rodeo, NAACP, SNAP-Ed, and Champaign County Bikes. 

And while parents and caregivers check those out, the kids can go bounce around in the bounce houses and get their faces painted. 

Staff writer

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