Bloomington Elks Launch Free Podiatry Clinic for Kids, Community Events Thrive

Bloomington’s community spirit shines bright with the announcement of Elks Free Children’s Podiatry Clinic, set to open its doors on March 1, 2024, at Cortese Foot & Ankle Clinic. This initiative, alongside a lineup of enriching events, underscores the region’s commitment to health and vibrant community life.

Free Podiatry Clinic: A Leap Towards Child Health

In an unprecedented move, Bloomington Elks have partnered with Cortese Foot & Ankle Clinic to offer free podiatric services to children. Scheduled for March 1, from 12-1 p.m., this clinic aims to address the often overlooked aspect of child health – foot care. Parents are encouraged to seize this opportunity by calling 800-272-0074 for appointments.

Community Engagements: From Education to Entertainment

March in Bloomington is buzzing with events catering to diverse interests. The Chamber Ag Awareness Breakfast on March 19, hosted by the McLean County Chamber of Commerce, celebrates the importance of agriculture in education. Meanwhile, art aficionados can look forward to Phil Smith’s exhibition starting March 1. For those with a taste for music, Mark Bubert’s performance on March 1 at Bement Country Opry offers a delightful evening.

Supporting Hunger Relief and Cultural Heritage

The 15th Annual Prom Benefit on March 2 at I Hotel & Conference Center is more than just a gala; it’s a significant fundraiser for Eastern Illinois Foodbank. Additionally, the opening of Hazle’s Closet at Ewing Cultural Center on March 7 provides a unique peek into personal style while celebrating local history.

As Bloomington gears up for a month filled with meaningful and entertaining events, the collective effort of its residents and organizations highlights a community driven by compassion, culture, and connectivity. From health initiatives like the Elks Free Children’s Podiatry Clinic to the enriching array of events, Bloomington exemplifies a community where every individual, regardless of age or interest, finds a place to belong and thrive.

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