Area families are invited to the Lake Regional Cares for Kids Festival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, in the hospital's main parking lot. A free hot dog lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Area families are invited to the Lake Regional Cares for Kids Festival from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, Oct. 21, in the hospital’s main parking lot. A free hot dog lunch will be served from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Participants can tour the Lake Regional Emergency Department and take a look inside emergency vehicles including a fire truck, ambulance and helicopter. Kids also can have fun with pumpkin painting, games, crafts, clowns and more activities. The first 200 children, ages 10 and under, will receive a free Lake Regional Cares for Kids T-shirt.

“Lake Regional is proud to care for patients of all ages, beginning at birth,” said Tom Williams, Lake Regional vice president of Employee and Community Development. “We have pediatricians and family practitioners who treat children in our primary care and Express Care clinics. Our emergency department and hospital have designated pediatric rooms with kid-friendly furnishings, and we have a Level II Nursery in our Lake Regional Family Birth Center. This festival is our chance to highlight all the ways Lake Regional cares for kids.”

Parents and caregivers can take advantage of free car seat checks. They also can interact with Lake Regional physicians, nurses and staff.

For a complete list of activities, visit www.lakeregional.com/CaresForKids.