24th annual Community Health
Fair less than a month away
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[March 06, 2009]
Do you have recyclable items in
your home? The Community Health Fair this spring will not only
provide health screenings and health exhibits, but a chance for you
and your family to bring in recyclable items. In the next few weeks
there will be a few reminders for you to gather all your recyclable
objects. You can bring them to the Community Health Fair, themed
"Healthy Earth ... Healthy You."
The health fair will
be on April 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lincoln Park District's
Indoor Sports Center. Admission is free. Everyone is invited to
attend. Please bring a food item for the local pantries.
In the meantime, start collecting container glass, printer
cartridges, cell phones, eyeglasses, pop tabs, plastic bags,
medications and mercury products.
Container glass includes glass that has contained food or
beverages; colored glass is acceptable. Plastic and metal must be
removed, but labels may remain on the container glass. Black and
color printer cartridges are acceptable to be recycled. In addition,
please bring working and non-working cell phones.
Please bring in used, damaged or broken eyeglasses. Bring all
soda can tabs for the Ronald McDonald House. Also bring unwanted or
damaged plastic bags.
Additionally, bring in unused, unwanted medications, including
over-the-counter and prescription drugs and asthma inhaler
cartridges. Labels may remain on bottles; however, client's name
needs to be marked out. Bring in any unwanted or damaged mercury
thermometers and mercury blood pressure cuffs in a sealed container.
Container glass will be collected by Lincoln Junior Woman's Club
(9 a.m.-noon) at the Lincoln Community High School parking lot.
Printer cartridges will be collected by Community Action Partnership
of Central Illinois. Cell phones will be collected by Sojourn
Center. The Lions Club will collect eyeglasses. The Healthy
Communities Partnership Parish Nurse program will collect all pop
tabs. Wal-Mart will collect the plastic bags. Medications will be
collected by the Environmental Protection Agency, Kroger Pharmacy,
Lincoln Police Department and Logan County Department of Public
Health. The Environmental Protection Agency and Logan County
Department of Public Health will collect the mercury products.
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Begin collecting these recyclable items now, before April 4 comes
around. Get the entire family together and be a part of "GO GREEN
The Community Health Fair is co-sponsored by the Lincoln Park
District and the Logan County Department of Public Health.
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 Department of Public Health,
[Text from file received from
Lincoln Park District]