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Kids of Love hosts Labor Day event

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By David Volz

Labor Day is considered the last day of summer. It is a time of new beginnings as students return to school and vacation time ends. Kids of Love, an organization of students held a Labor Day event at Sawgrass Lanes. Kids of Love members, their parents and people from the community came together to have some fun, bowl, enjoy some entertainment and socialize. Kids of Love was founded by a group of middle school students to help children and young people with cancer. It remains dedicated to helping young people in need.

Griffin Polk, the president of Kids of Love at Coral Springs High School said he like the idea of helping children who are in need. “This is a good organization and we are able to help families. We are able to help children with cancer,” he said.

Crockett Community Health Festival provides school supplies and health checks to returning students.

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By David Volz

Children preparing to return to school could receive a free backpack filled with school supplies if they received a health checkup at the Sixth Annual Crockett Foundation Community Health Festival at the Pompano Citi Centre.

“We want kids to be prepared when they go back to school so we are giving away backpacks,” said Henri Crockett, president of the Crockett Foundation. “We also want them to a health check so the kids must visit at least three health check stations.”

During the event, 1,000 backpacks were given away. Children who attended the Festival could receive free immunizations, blood pressure checks, glucose tests and other checks.

“I grew up in this area and I know that times are tough. Many families are struggling to feed and clothe their children,” said Henri Crockett. “I know a lot of the kids here need shots and other health services. And they need back to school supplies. And we want to help families in the community.”

Zachary “Zack” Crockett, vice president of the Crockett Foundation agreed. “We are from this area and we know people are struggling. We want to help families here.”

The Crockett Foundation partnered with the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority’s local chapter Zeta Rho Omega. Joe Ann Fletcher, president of the chapter said she was pleased to see families and children coming to the event to receive school supplies and a health check.

Both Zack and Henri Crockett played football at Blanche Ely High School and at Florida State University. They also enjoyed successful careers in the National Football League. Now they are devoting much of their time to helping families in Pompano Beach.

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