Hundreds of goblins, witches, princesses, frogs, a Minnie Mouse, and more gathered for great fun and a good cause this past Saturday at the 3rd Annual Healthy Goblin Bash at UNOH Event Center. The Bash, created by Lima Dental Associates, was a free event open to children under 12 in the community, and featured Sparkle! The Lima Dental tooth fairy, their signature Jack-O-Lantern pizza, arts and crafts, games, a costume contest and parade, along with a $5,000 donation to the West Ohio Food Bank from Lima Dental. Voluntary cash donations from parents for the Food Bank were also accepted on-site, as well as non-perishable food items.
“The parents and kids really seem to enjoy our Bash every year. And, frankly, we enjoy all the planning and hosting,”said Dr. Erik Risolvato, DDS, General Dentist. “It’s a chance to remind kids that they can have Halloween fun that is healthy. Adding the benefit for the food bank has made it even more meaningful to Lima Dental.â€
“We truly appreciate and value the partnership with Lima Dental.Â With Lima Dental sharing the issue of childhood hunger through the Healthy Goblin Bash event, more of the public became aware and educated about this crucial issue.Â It is with the support of businesses such as Lima Dental that help to make our mission possible.Â We thank Lima Dental for all their support that they have provided to us and look forward to possible endeavors with them in the future,”said Tommie Thompson-Harner, assistant/fund development director at the West Ohio Food Bank.
The 4th Annual Healthy Goblin Bash is slated for Saturday, October 27, 2012.