Activities and demonstrations at Children's Health Fair engage
Community Health Fair today
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[March 31, 2012]
If you were there yesterday, you could
tell. Fifth-grade kids were not just excited to get out of school
for a field trip, they really love going to the Children's Health
Fair. And, no wonder. Just completing its 26th year, the fair is
bigger and better than ever.
The event is sponsored by the Lincoln Park District and the Logan
County Department of Public Health, and about 30 other organizations
joined in the production. The fair provides heaps of practical
information and inspiration about health issues and healthy living.
Students were engaged, educated and entertained by all manner of
presentation on topics including asthma, cancer, tobacco use,
exercise, nutrition, disabilities and general safety.
There were games, videos of safety measures and animated figures
doing cool and fun movements to follow along, question-and-answer
time with professionals, life-sized body parts showing healthy and
diseased tissues, mock lungs actually breathing, plus plenty of fun
exercise: obstacle courses, group stretching and coordination
exercises led by fitness experts and coaches, bouncing balloons in
The morning was people-filled with lots of one-on-one, as well as
Eleven Logan County Schools participated in this year's event.
The health fair continues today (Saturday), though the activities
do change quite a bit.
The annual Community Health Fair today is open to the public.
Adults and children are welcome to attend the free community event
at the Lincoln Park District SportsCenter, from 9 a.m. to 1
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More than 60 organizations will have displays or offer health
screenings, as well as accepting various recyclable items. A nominal
fee is assessed for certain screenings. Admission to the health fair
is free, and all are welcome to attend.
For more information, contact Mallory Ramos at the Logan County
Department of Public Health, 217-735-2317, or Marcia Greenslate at
the Lincoln Park District, 217-732-8770.
[LDN; Community Health Fair text
compiled by the Logan County Department of Public Health and