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Spring River Shrine Club hosts successful backpack extravaganza

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

For the second year, the Spring River Shrine Club held an orthopedic screening clinic as part of the Back Pack Extravaganza, sponsored by the local Ministerial Alliance at the Highland Assembly of God Church on Aug. 6.

The purpose of the clinic was to identify children who might benefit from the services of the Shriner's hospitals.

Shriner's hospitals provide care, at no cost to the patient or their parents, primarily for orthopedic and burn problems.

Dr. Tommy Taylor volunteered, along with several local Shriners, who were on hand to greet families and work at the booth.

The Shrine Hospitals for Children accept patients up to the age of 18, but may continue treatment up to the age of 21. Some of the conditions the Shriner Hospitals treat are clubfoot, spinal bifida, scoliosis and almost any other bone-related problem.

The local Shrine club also assists with transportation for the patient and parents to the nearest Shrine hospital, in this case St. Louis.

After taking a summer break, the local club will resume it's monthly meetings on the second Thursday of each month -- the next one being a picnic style gathering on Sept. 8, 4 p.m., at the Spring River Presbyterian Church.

For information, visit www.srshrine.arkansasmasons.com.

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