Wednesday, March 25, 2009
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Community Health Fair

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[March 25, 2009]  "Go Green!" This year the health fair will focus on health, fitness and recycling.

The 24th annual Community Health Fair will be April 4 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lincoln Park District's Sports Center. Admission is free. Everyone is invited to attend.

More than 60 organizations will have displays or offer health screenings. Guests at the fair will learn new and innovative approaches to wellness.

Health screenings are always popular at the fair. Many screenings will be offered: blood pressure, blood sugar/diabetes, body mass index, bone density, child development, cholesterol, hemoglobin, oral cancer, pH testing and pulse oximetry. All screenings except the hemoglobin ($1) and cholesterol ($5) will be free of charge.

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Do you have recyclable items in your home? The 2009 Community Health Fair will not only provide health screenings and health exhibits, but a chance for you and your family to bring in recyclable items! In addition to the 60 organizations that will provide health information or screenings, there will also be nine different organizations attending the health fair to collect various recyclable items. The items that will be accepted as recyclables at the fair are as follows: printer cartridges, cell phones, eyeglasses, pop tabs, plastic bags, CFL light bulbs (swirly style), medications and mercury products. The container glass will be collected at Lincoln Community High School.

The Red Cross will conduct a blood bank from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in conjunction with the 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!

Saturday's entertainment

Dan Dugan will demonstrate yoshukai karate with his spirited group of students. Sensei Dugan has been teaching this ancient art throughout central Illinois for over 27 years.

Logan County Sheriff's Deputy Joe Pharis will demonstrate the skills of the Logan County drug dog. Pharis will demonstrate how these dogs are able to successfully conduct their searches and will be available for questions.

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Jayne Weaver will provide a basic introduction course of zumba from 9:45 to 10:30 a.m. in the aerobics room. Zumba is a new fitness routine that combines Latin rhythms with fun, fat-burning dance moves. Zumba is sure to get your heart pumping and your soul laughing. It's an innovative way to get in shape and enjoy working up a sweat!

The Lincoln tae kwon do group will also take center stage. Led by Scott Brown, this high-energy performance is always a popular segment and sure to entertain all ages.

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Nutritious foods prepared by Peggy's Place 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 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, 217-735-2317.

[Text from file received from Roy Logan, Lincoln Park District]

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