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Community throngs to Community Health Fair

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[April 02, 2012]  On a perfect Saturday morning when spring has sprung and there's plenty to do outdoors, hundreds headed to the Lincoln Rec Center with one goal: to participate in the annual Community Health Fair. This year's theme was "Getting Healthy by Leaps and Bounds."

Completing its 27th year, the fair has become more popular than ever. Its success can be attributed to the changes and additions its planners make from one year to the next in accordance with the community's needs, as well as to the many people in area agencies who are willing to give of their time to prepare, set up and man a booth for the weekend event.

More than 60 organizations filled the Lincoln Park District SportsCenter with informational displays or offered health screenings this year. Also, various recyclables and unused medications were collected.

The free community event offered something for everyone. At any one time, hundreds of visitors meandered from one booth to the next, with a steady flow coming and going all day.

The health fair takes place over a two-day period, with Friday targeted at Logan County's fifth-grade students. Displays and activities are customized to promote health, fitness and safety.

Approximately 70 area businesses support the fairs, which are sponsored by the Logan County Department of Public Health and the Lincoln Park District.


Related article posted Saturday


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