Allied Health prepares for SACtacular

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OCT. 14 festival is free and open to the public.

By Bismarck D. Andino

sac-ranger@alamo.edu

The allied health department plans to have 60 volunteers at SACtacular, this College’s community festival Oct. 14, to promote their programs.

This will be the fourth year this college has offered the event for the community, which includes live music, food booths, animal exhibits, face painting and demonstrations.

The free event will be 5-9 p.m. Oct. 14 outdoors at this college.

The event will feature Finding Friday cover band and other activities such as department showcases, outdoor movie “The Secret Life of Pets” on a large screen, food booths and food trucks.

Karen Gonzales, allied heath academic lab tech, said Sept. 7 the department is ordering items for each program to give away to the community.

“Dental assisting will be ordering tooth brushes to give out to the community, and we also have fans that have our information on there, hand fans,” she said.

Medical assisting will give away pens in the shape of a syringe, and the EMS degree program will give away sunglasses.

As last year, allied health will staff three tables under a canopy in the walkway between Nail Technical Center and the nursing complex.

The kinesiology program is now part of the allied health department, so that program also will have a table, she said.

Volunteers will wear T-Shirts she describes as “bright yellowish green.”

Allied health academic unit assistant Jessica A. Breeden said allied health also will have an ambulance showcase, and Jeff Bailey, the program coordinator, will do demonstrations.

Gonzales said the purpose of this showcase is to promote allied health programs to students here and the community.

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