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Our 4th Annual Healthy Goblin Bash

WHAT: Free “Healthy”Halloween Event .

WHEN: Saturday, October 27, 2012, 10AM-Noon

WHERE: UNOH Event Center, Crystal Room

Dr. Fulks and last year's costume contest winner.
Dr. Fulks and last year‘s costume contest winner.

WHY: To provide area kids with a safe, healthy and fun Halloween event and to encourage early intervention and education for positive lifelong oral health habits, and to bring awareness and funding for the vital services of the West Ohio Food Bank.

Goblins, pirates, princesses, and more costumed characters will convene and compete for best costume at the Lima Dental Associates 4th Annual Healthy Goblin Bash Saturday, October 27, 2012. The “bash,”sponsored by the Lima Dental Kids Club, is designed to provide area kids with a safe, healthy and fun Halloween event and to encourage early intervention and education for positive lifelong oral health habits. Party attendees will be hosted by Lima Dental’s own Sparkle! The Tooth Fairy as they enjoy Halloween arts and crafts, games, bounce houses, a costume contest and free refreshments, including the custom “Jack-O-Pizza,”and more.

Lima Dental Associates also hosts the event to help bring awareness and funding to the important mission of the West Ohio Food Bank (WOFB), and makes an annual donation of $5,000 to the food bank. The event is free to attend but parents are encouraged to make a cash donation to WOFB, and kids can bring canned goods and healthy snacks for WOFB’s weekend backpack program serving over 2,000 area youth each week.

“We are thrilled to be hosting the Lima Dental Kids Club Bash again this year,”said Dr. Erik Risolvato, D.D.S. “It just gets bigger and better every year. It’s a lot of fun but it’s also for such a good cause – the West Ohio Food Bank, who really needs the support of the community. We take great pride in our partnership with the food bank because we know they literally help to feed thousands and thousands of West Ohioans. They are a treasure in our community.”

“We at your West Ohio Food Bank (WOFB) are deeply indebted to Lima Dental Associates for their support, which goes far beyond the food and funds that are raised from the Healthy Goblin Bash, said Gary Bright, chief executive officer of WOFB. Many thousands will be fed as a result of this event. To me, even more importantly, a community event like this shows that together, we can solve hunger here. Truly, the face of hunger could easily be yours or mine, so it’s important for us to take the example set by businesses like Lima Dental and each do our part to create a hunger free West Central Ohio. After all, we know that kids can’t learn on an empty stomach,” added Bright.

The Healthy Goblin Bash is open to area kids aged 12 and under. A parent or guardian must accompany them. RSVP’s are strongly encouraged to ensure ample refreshments and supplies.

Call: 419-228-4036 to make a reservation, or email: or fill out this form:


Goblin Bash RSVP


Hard to know who has the most fun, the staff or the kids.
Hard to know who has the most fun, the staff or the kids.

About Lima Dental Associates

State-of-the-Art Technology; State-of-the-Heart Care. Lima Dental Associates has a dedicated staff of over 30 professionals, including six dentists, dental hygienists, chair-side dental assistants, EFDA’s (expanded function dental assistants) and insurance/financing assistants who support the patients and doctors. The practice has been open in Lima since 1969, and was purchased in 2004 by Dr. Risolvato, General Dentist. Services range from basic dental health and wellness, to root canal therapy, periodontal disease treatment; implant dentistry, crowns, cosmetic dentistry and more.

About the Lima Dental Kids Club

Membership in the Lima Dental Kids Club is free. Parents, whose children are members, will also receive a 10% discount on all LDA services for their children through age 12. In addition to the goodie bag filled with healthy and fun treats, Kids club members also receive invitations to Kids Club events with the Kids Club mascot, Sparkle!, the tooth fairy. The Kids Club provides a platform for dental wellness education and prevention, and helps children to overcome any dental treatment fears, while teaching them proper oral hygiene habits.

About the West Ohio Food Bank

Our mission at your West Ohio Food Bank (WOFB) is to create a hunger-free West Central Ohio by soliciting and providing food and grocery products to approved distribution agencies, increasing public awareness of domestic hunger and advocating for public policies that eliminate this problem. WOFB was established in 1988 in Lima, Ohio as a means of providing food to those who were in need in the Lima area. Initially, only Lima residents were the recipients of the food from the food bank. Donations came from local constituents in and around the Lima area. Today, WOFB is the largest food distribution system in the West Ohio area accepting, storing, and providing truckloads of food to more than 170 other non-profit charities that directly feed hungry people. We encourage and welcome tours of our warehouse facility located at 1380 E Kibby St. in Lima (45804). Contact us at 419-222-7946 to arrange a tour.

To read about last year’s event, click here.

2012 Healthy Goblin Bash

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