ashley_2011by Ashley Hillman
Community Collaborations Director

With dew still on the green grass and sun shining, children anxiously waited with baskets in hand for the annual South Salt Lake Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday, March 30. This year, the City of SSL organized a Health Fair prior to the Easter egg hunt and held a dedication ceremony for a new fitness room at PAL Boxing Center.


The South Salt Lake Early Learning Network (ELN) participated in the Health Fair, administering the Ages & Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) to help families understand their child’s development. In turn, the surveys will also help the ELN better know how to meet the needs of the community. Children’s Service Society, Help Me Grow, and United Way of Salt Lake provided information about the ELN and connected families to resources in their community at the event. Each parent/caregiver who completed an ASQ was given a Walmart gift card. Volunteers from the community, including K2 Church which is located in South Salt Lake, helped administer surveys. A highlight of the event, besides the Easter egg hunt itself, was Help Me Grow’s play area with colorful blocks of all shapes and sizes. Children and adults alike were drawn to the bright colors and spent some time on the floor building shapes and architectural wonders!

We would like to thank the City of SSL, the SSL community, members of the Early Learning Network, and all the amazing volunteers for helping make this a successful event!

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