Meridian's Fam Fest to offer free school physicals, vaccinations, Safety Town

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Meridian Health Services' Fam Fest is scheduled for July 14, 2022,  at Southside Middle School.
Meridian Health Services' Fam Fest is scheduled for July 14, 2022, at Southside Middle School.

MUNCIE, Ind. — Meridian Health Services’ Fam Fest will return on Thursday, July 14, with a back-to-school theme promoting health, wellness, family fun, safety and community resources.

The event will be held 1-5 p.m. at Southside Middle School, 1601 E. 26th St., home of Meridian’s School-Based Health Clinic.

Fam Fest is a free festival for all ages featuring:

  • Free health screenings, school physicals and vaccinations.

  • Food and drinks (while supplies last).

  • Community vendors.

  • Games, activities, prizes and entertainment.

Fam Fest attendees can also enjoy Safety Town, a miniature simulation of Muncie focusing on teaching children how to be safe citizens. Children can cruise through Safety Town on tricycles while learning more about community, traffic and Internet safety, as well as abstaining from drugs.

Meridian is seeking vendors to participate and share information in the Health and Fun Fair. Sponsorship opportunities are also available. To learn more or register to be a vendor or sponsor, visit FamFest.MeridianHS.org or contact Heather Ault, event manager, 765-278-0617 or heather.ault@meridianhs.org.

Cornerstone receives Indiana Arts Commission grant

MUNCIE — Cornerstone Center for the Arts, 520 E. Main St., has been awarded a $15,305 grant for organizational support.

The grant — announced by the Indiana Arts Commission and Gov. Eric Holcomb — was approved by the Indiana General Assembly in conjunction with federal funds from the National Endowment for the Arts. An independent panel of volunteers reviewed the grant application and it was approved by the IAC, according to a release.

“Cornerstone is pleased to receive these funds,” Allison Bell, Cornerstone president and CEO, said in the release. “As with all non-profits, Cornerstone is in the business of revival following the COVID shutdown. These funds are important to our operation and much appreciated.”

Cornerstone Center for the Arts offers classes in art, dance and music, rents space in its historic building for events and is home to Orchestra Indiana, Masterworks Chorale and The Bridge Church. Information: cornerstonearts.org or 765-281-9503.

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