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Medical Center to host tower festivalTell North Platte what you think

Great Plains Regional Medical Center will celebrate the construction of its new patient tower at the Great Plains "Sign the Steel" event from 1-4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 28 at the hospital’s east entrance.

The event is open to the public and is free-of-charge.

“The construction of the new patient tower at Great Plains Regional Medical Center is one of the largest construction projects in the history of our community,” said Fiona Libsack, vice president of marketing and communications. “The positive impact it will have on the patients we serve, the growth of the medical community and the local economy is staggering."

The Great Plains Tower Festival is just one way that we can celebrate the impact of this exciting project together with our community, Fiona said.

In keeping with its name, the event will also give the community an opportunity to “sign the steel” that will be used to erect the new tower.

The event is from 1-4 p.m. on the east side of the hospital’s main campus. It will feature live entertainment, Fun Jumpz inflatables for kids, a Java Junction balloon artist, Snowball Express snow cones and more. The entertainment line-up includes:

• Hospital bed races sponsored by Great Plains Health Care Foundation, 1-2 p.m. Attendees will be able to watch local businesses compete for the title of “bed race champion.”

• Wellness demonstrations and performances:

o 2-2:15 p.m. - North Platte High School Cheerleaders and Pacers

o 2:15-2:30 p.m. - Kettlebell demonstration

o 2:30-2:45 p.m. - Bling dancers

o 2:45-3 p.m. - Yoga demonstration

o 3-3:15 p.m. - Stage dancers

o 3:15-3:30 p.m. - Jazzercise demonstration

o 3:30-3:45 p.m. - Hershey High School Swing Choir

o 3:45-4 p.m. - CrossFit demonstration

Information booths will feature interactive activities and wellness-related information.

Booth sponsors include Great Plains Pediatrics, Great Plains Heart & Vascular Center, Callahan Cancer Center, Great Plains Health Care Foundation, Great Plains Sports & Therapy, Great Plains Volunteer Auxiliary and the Great Plains Get Moving Club.

The booths will be open to the public from 1-4 p.m.

“The Great Plains Tower Festival will offer our community, no matter what age, a fun afternoon filled with local entertainment, wellness demonstrations, tower project information and health education,” Libsack said. “Our hope is that our community comes out in large numbers to celebrate the construction of the new patient tower and the part it plays in the transformation of local health care.”

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The North Platte Bulletin - Published 9/25/2013
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