Family Fun Health Fair set for Saturday

MANISTEE — It is pretty much a given fact that healthy children and families are usually happy ones.

The Great Start Collaborative Family Fun Health Fair that will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Manistee Catholic Central School gymnasium. This fun event is designed to share community opportunities that exists in Manistee County.

The Great Start Collaborative Family Fun Health Fair that will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Manistee Catholic Central School gymnasium. This fun event is designed to share community opportunities that exists in Manistee County.

One event to learn more about how children and a family can become more healthy is the Great Start Collaborative Family Fun Health Fair that will take place from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Saturday at Manistee Catholic Central School gymnasium. This fun event is designed to share community health opportunities that exist in Manistee County.

Manistee Great Start co-coordinator Seth Hopkins said the annual event should be fun for the whole family. He said this year’s event follows in the same tradition as those of the past.

“We are all about having a lot of educational activities that will be focused toward the zero to 8 years old age group, but it is really for the whole family,” said Hopkins. “It will be an opportunity to get some education about health things in a fun setting as there will be lots of hands-on activities going on.”

The gymnasium will be filled with medical and dental providers, child care providers, preschools, healthy food vendors, public safety, programs that provide parent education, parent support groups, public agencies that serve families, sports or recreation information and businesses that support early childhood.

“We have about 20 potential vendors that will be there talking about health services around the county as well as preschool activities,” said Hopkins. “It’s going to be fun as we plan to have a balloon man there, face painting, a kids corner and we request that our vendors also do hands-on activities.”

There will also be available items to educate the public. Each family will receive an information bag filled with items relating to healthy futures and families. There also will be the opportunity to win family friendly door prizes from the participating vendors.

“We are also going to have a variety of different raffles and some grand prizes,” said Hopkins. “We have a pretty good event lined up and there is no cost to the public to attend. So we hope everyone will come out to see what is taking place on Saturday.”

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Posted by Ken Grabowski

Ken is News Advocate’s education reporter. He coordinates coverage for all Manistee County schools and West Shore Community College. He can be reached by phone at (231) 398-3125 or by email at kgrabowski@pioneergroup.com.

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