Free children’s health fair is Saturday at mall

The annual “Ready, Set, Go!” Children’s Health and Safety Fair, focusing on ages up to age 5, takes place Saturday, Aug. 22 from ¬†9 a.m. to noon at Edgewater Mall

The free event will feature screenings for vision, hearing, physical growth and speech/language development. Also available will be safety information for homes, on the water, in the water and bicyclists and school buses riders.

Smokey Bear and McGruff the crime-fighting dog also are expected to appear at the fair.

Children will be able to make their own first-aid kits and see the Mr. Germ Glow.

Sponsors of the event are IP Casino Resort Spa, Biloxi Excel By 5, Biloxi Public Schools, AMR and the City of Biloxi.