22, 2014]The Logan County Community
Health Fair continues its tradition of promoting and educating area
residents on the benefits of a healthy lifestyle through screenings,
information and programs offered by health and social service
organizations at the local, state and regional level. As in the
past, this year's Community Health Fair will also offer several
recycling opportunities for the public. The health fair will be next
Saturday, March 29.
The State Bank of Lincoln will sponsor confidential on-site
shredding of papers and destruction of hard drives as part of the
Community Health Fair. The shredding and hard drive destruction
program offers residents the opportunity to have items such as
financial records, old tax returns and other sensitive household
records shredded and destroyed in a secure and confidential manner.
Proper disposal of these sensitive items may prevent individuals
from becoming victims of identity theft. The paper shredding and
hard drive destruction program will be available from 9 a.m. to noon
in the front parking lot of Lincoln Community High School.
will also be a glass recycling collection in the front parking lot
at LCHS during the same time. The glass collection program accepts
only container glass, meaning glass that originally contained either
a food or beverage product. Participants will need to remove all
plastic and metal caps and rings from the containers. All colors of
glass are accepted and do not have to be sorted. The glass recycling
program does not accept ceramics, dishware, light bulbs, window
glass or mirrors. Glass recycling will be canceled in event of
Inside the Lincoln Park District's SportsCenter, expired or
unwanted medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, will
be collected. This collection is co-sponsored by the Healthy
Communities Partnership and Stacy's Family Pharmacy. Medications
must be in the original container with label, and the name should be
blacked out to ensure privacy. The Lincoln Police Department will be
on-site to oversee the collection process. Residents are reminded
that it is no longer acceptable to dispose of any medication by
flushing it down the toilet, as chemical compounds are now being
detected in groundwater samples.
Eyeglasses and hearing aids will be collected for distribution to
visually and hearing-impaired individuals in the U.S. and around the
world. New, used, damaged or broken eyeglasses and hearing aids will
Cellphones, both working and non-working, will be collected for
donation to Sojourn Woman's Center. Cellphones will be reprogrammed
and provided to victims of domestic violence for use in emergency
Laser and ink-jet printer cartridges will be collected by
Community Action Partnership of Central Illinois. Proceeds from
recycling the printer cartridges will be used to supplement ongoing
programs for low-income individuals, households, children and
Tabs from aluminum cans will be collected for donation to the
area's Ronald McDonald House.
Containers will be provided on-site at the health fair for the
collection of plastic grocery bags.
As always, this year's Community Health Fair offers something for
everyone, whether your goal is to maintain or improve your health or
to complete some spring cleaning and dispose of items in an
environmentally friendly way.
For additional information on health screenings, contact Mallory
Ramos Sinner of the Logan County Department of Public Health at
735-2317. With recycling questions, contact Mitzi Rohlfs, Logan
County Joint Solid Waste Agency coordinator, at 732-9636.