Admission is free. Everyone is invited
More than 70
organizations will have displays or offer health screenings. Guests
at the fair will learn new and innovative approaches to wellness.
Many new safety exhibits will be a part of this year's fair.
Included in an outdoor display will be a helicopter from the Air
Health screenings are always popular
at the fair. More than a dozen screenings will be offered: blood
pressure, blood sugar and diabetes, body fat analysis, bone density,
child developmental, cholesterol, derma scan, diabetic retinopathy
eye, hearing, height, hemoglobin, pulmonary function, vision and
weight. All screenings except the hemoglobin ($1) and the
cholesterol ($5) will be free of charge.
The American Red Cross will conduct
a blood bank from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in conjunction with the Community
Health Fair Your gift of blood can help save someone's life, so
please make plans to give at the Red Cross blood bank. First-time
donors are welcome. No experience needed!
Also making a return visit is the
child identification program. The Lincoln Police Department is
bringing this popular program to the fair. Parents will have the
opportunity to have their children fingerprinted at no charge.
Pictures will also be taken. Both forms of identification have been
very beneficial to the police in locating missing children. Parents
are urged to take advantage of this program starting at 9 a.m.
Smokey Bear from the Forestry
Department of the Illinois Department of Natural Resources will be
on hand throughout the day promoting safety.
At 9 a.m. Dan Dugan will be
demonstrating yoshukai karate with his spirited group of students.
Dugan has been teaching this ancient art throughout central Illinois
for over 26 years.
The Lincoln Park District tumblers
will perform beginning at 10 a.m. Lauren Perring is the instructor,
offering a review of her last class of graduates. These talented
young girls are a delight to many.
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At 11 a.m. Ronald McDonald is sure
to captivate both children and adults with his magical performance.
Representing McDonald's restaurants, Ronald is a talented performer
who has touched the hearts of kids for many years with fun and
At noon Vickie Loafman from Logan
County Animal Control will stop by with a friend or two. It is
well-documented that pets have a positive effect on our mental and
physical health. Vickie will be explaining the many opportunities
available to adopt a pet.
Following Vickie's lead will be the
Logan County's Sheriff's Department drug search dog. Handled by
Deputy Bob Spickard, this highly trained canine will demonstrate how
these dogs are able to successfully conduct their searches.
On-location presentations will be conducted.
Concluding the day's entertainment,
the Lincoln tae kwon do group will take center stage at 1 p.m. Led
by Scott Brown, this high-energy performance is always a popular
segment and sure to entertain all ages.
Nutritious foods, prepared by
Lincolnland Catering, will be available for purchase at the fair
throughout the day.
The Community Health Fair is
co-sponsored by the Lincoln Park District and the Logan County
Questions about the health fair
should be directed to Marcia Greenslate at the Lincoln Park
District, (217) 732-8770, or Marcia Dowling at the Logan County
Health Department, (217) 735-2317.
[News release from the Lincoln Park District and
County Health Department]