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MeritCare Childrens Southwest Grand Reopening

Bring the kids and come celebrate with us. We'll have a big tent outside with lots of fun and games. Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006 10 a.m. - 2 p.m

Children's Southwest Grand Reopening
A very special place just for kids
Saturday, Sept. 23, 2006
10 a.m. - 2 p.m

Bring the kids and celebrate with us at the Children's Southwest Grand Reopening. We'll have a big tent outside with lots of fun and games.

MeritCare is pleased to announce the grand re-opening of MeritCare Children's Southwest. The interior and exterior remodeling is nearing completion and we can't wait to show you the first and only stand-alone clinic in North Dakota designed exclusively to serve the needs of children. Detroit Lakes Minn. Artist, Hans Gilsdorf, has once again worked his magic expanding his vision from the Children's Hospital Village of Laffalot to the children's clinic. Designed to help children heal, the warm, colorful and whimsical design helps put kids at ease and makes doctors appointments seem a little more like a curious trip to a fairy tale land.

MeritCare Children's Southwest continues to provide general pediatric medicine, and it is also home to the region's only Children's Walk-In clinic where no appointments and extended hours make it easier for busy parents with sick little ones to get the care they need, when they need it.


Penny & Pals 11:30 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Alfunz coloring contest (see below)
Football toss, Basketball shoot and other sports
Fargo Fire Truck & F-M Ambulance Tours
Car Seat Safety Checks–Registration is required. Please call (701) 234-5570 to register.
Arts and Crafts
Doll clinic: Bring your favorite dll or plush animals
Clinic tours

Children's Coloring Contest

Have you met Alfunz yet? He talks to the nurses and doctors a lot and works with them to help kids feel better. To read more about Alfunz, visit To help you get to know Alfunz, we are having a coloring contest. Top artists will have their work posted on (keyword: children). So, join in the fun. It's as easy as 1-2-3.

To enter the coloring contest, please print off the Children's Coloring Contest form (PDF) and follow the instructions to submit it.