Governor Highlights Health and Education Connection at Back to School Fair BANGOR - Governor John E. Baldacci today joined Bangor community leaders, U.S. Congressman Mike Michaud and area families at the Back to School Fair hosted by Penobscot Community Health Care.
"We know that children do better in school, and therefore have more opportunity before them later in life, if they eat right, exercise and have access to primary and preventive health care," said Governor Baldacci. "Reverend Robert Carlson and his staff at Penobscot Community Health Care help families in the Greater Bangor area ensure that their children have such access to quality services. Today families across the region are offered a great variety of resources to help them get their children off to a great start."
The day-long event held at the former Bangor Theological Seminary site included free health screenings, various health and education exhibitors and family entertainment. The Governor also noted that this is Health Center Week in the State of Maine by his proclamation.
"All of Maine's community health centers serve a vital role, and they are valuable partners both in the communities they serve," said the Governor.
Source: Maine Government News
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