Published on 07/21/11

4-H to hold school bash July 30

By April Reese Sorrow

The Georgia 4-H Health Rocks Back-to-School Bash with Radio Disney will be held at the Mall of Georgia Saturday, July 30 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

The “head back to school healthy” bash will be held in the Nordstrom wing. The event will feature games, contests and prizes as well as information and hands-on activities aimed at making healthy choices, said Richie Knight, program specialist with Georgia 4-H.

“Georgia 4-H and Health Rocks! are thrilled to have formed such a great partnership with Radio Disney," Knight said. "This will be our second annual Back-to-School Bash and hope to see a huge crowds from 4-H groups and shoppers.”

Health Rocks! is a healthy living program based on good decision making and health knowledge. Teens and adults lead the program, which is designed to help youth learn key health messages as well as how to manage stress and peer pressure, communicate effectively and analyze media messages.

“Health Rocks! works year-round to provide Georgia's youth with the proper skills to make healthy decisions in all aspects of their lives,” Knight said.

After the main bash, Yogi Bear (PG) will be shown on an outdoor screen in the Village. Activities and concessions will begin at 5:30 p.m.

For more information on Health Rocks! contact Knight at 706-542-4H4H, or

April R. Sorrow is a science writer with the University of Georgia Public Affairs Office.

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