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YMCA gives back to community with Santa's Healthy Workshop

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Posted at 5:44 PM, Dec 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-12-01 19:20:43-05

Santa's "Healthy" Workshop was hosted by the Doris Miller YMCA on Dec. 1. 

The YMCA gave back to the community with not only fun activities but educational booths for the parents as well. 

Along with taking the token Santa picture and making crafts, parents got the opportunity to learn about how to properly install a child's car seat, information on human trafficking and a free dental cleaning for their kids. 

Melvin Carter, Branch Executive at the YMCA, says in the three years of doing this event, he's seen remarkable feedback. Not only is this something fun for the kids, but the parents get something out of it as well. 

"A lot of educational things that are happening," Carter said. "We want to be as knowledgeable as we can, especially as a parent. So that's what they're doing." 

Some were shocked that the event was so educational. Amy Valles came with her son and has been a member with the YMCA for many years and hadn't realized the educational value to the event. 

"It was very helpful, very useful information," Valles said. "In fact, I'm going to get in contact with the lady about the car seats." 

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