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Health Solutions Center raises $2,500 for Hastings area schools

Community members look on as one of the volunteers is about to be dunked.1 / 5
Mike Bremer, of Hastings Community Television, participated in the dunk tank activity.2 / 5
Health stations were set up during the event to teach kids about healthy exercises. Parents and kids learned how to recognize emotions and kids received spinal screenings.3 / 5
Health Solutions Center in Hastings hosted a Kids' Day event to raise money for local elementary schools on Aug. 29.4 / 5
Emily Hauck, Mayor Paul Hicks, Melissa Millner and Scott Millner pose for a photo during Kids' Day. Submitted photos5 / 5

Hastings' Health Solutions Center held its third-annual Kids' Day event raising $2,500 for the six local elementary schools. The event was held over two days.

The first day featured a dunk tank, $5 haircuts, a raffle for prizes donated from local businesses and pizza and water for purchase. There was also a bounce house, face painter, police officer and ambulance from the Hastings Fire Department. The event also focused on health by featuring health stations that taught kids exercises. Parents and kids learned how to recognize emotions and kids received spinal screenings.

The second day consisted of raising more money for the schools through chiropractic care given by the chiropractors at Health Solutions Center. Millner Family Chiropractic, Hauck Chiropractic and Hastings Sports and Spine offered adjustments in exchange for a $25 donation. New patients during the week of Kids' Day received their first day services for a $25 donation.

The center is already looking forward to the fourth-annual Kids' Day event to be held Aug. 28, 2018.

Michelle Wirth

Michelle Wirth graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire in 2013 with a degree in journalism and web design. She worked as a web content editor for a trade association before coming to the Hastings Star Gazette in 2016.

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