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OSF Saint Anthony’s to host free back-to-school summer send-off, supplies giveaway

OSF HealthCare Saint Anthony’s Health Center in Alton will host one last celebration before school starts. Taking place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Aug. 6, this free event is open to the entire community.

School supplies including paper, pens, pencils and crayons will be available to the first 300 kids ages 4 to 12. There will be a fire truck, MICU ambulance, UPS truck, K-9 unit, shark dissection, vaping danger education and many more fun activities. Hot dogs and snow cones will be available.

OSF Saint Anthony’s is hosting this event to build up the community after a difficult couple of years. OSF Mission Partners (employees) hope to educate and provide services to kids in their community through fun games and family activities. Some competitions include a self-portrait contest and bean bag toss.

The event is sponsored by Dwight and Cheryl Werts in partnership with:

  • Alton Police Department
  • Alton Fire Department
  • ARCH Helicopter
  • Boys and Girls Club of Alton
  • Lakeside EMS
  • Lewis and Clark Community College
  • Madison County Health Department
  • SSM Cardinal Glennon Hospital
  • 12 Counties South Western Illinois Laborer District Council
  • UPS

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