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Summer Health Fair set for May 19

 


Many local health organizations will be available for information and a 5K family fun run will be held at the Spring into Summer Health Fair this May.

The fair, which is sponsored by Skagit Regional Health and the Stillaguamish Tribe, will be held on May 19 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Legion Park in Arlington, at 114 N Olympic Ave.

The family fun run will begin at 11 a.m. that day and begins at the park.

The fair is meant to provide opportunities to connect with health organizations from the area and find healthy activities for the upcoming summer.

“It helps get people what they need to know about their health needs,” said Chelsea Palmer, a volunteer with the Stilly Valley Chamber of Commerce, who are helping organize the event.

“The fair will help people become aware of where they can go to get the help that they need,” she said.

The Spring Into Summer Health and Safety Fair comes out of similar fairs held next to Cascade Valley Hospital in the past, although this is the first year for this particular fair.

Instead of being hosted at the hospital, this one will be at the park as well.

The family fun run held in conjunction with the fair is also meant to encourage community members to keep active.

“It’s a family fun run and we’re trying to get local community members involved in getting healthy,” said Palmer.

The route will be down and back on the Centennial Trail.

Fun runs are a good way to encourage people to get some physical exercise, said Palmer.

“I think it is an awesome way to get people of all ages involved,” she said.

A couple of the booths at Legion Park will be for the fun run, such as a water station, said Palmer.

Pre-registration is available at http://www.stillyvalleychamber.com/familyfunrun.

Cost to enter the fun run is $25, which includes a T-shirt as part of the event.

A portion of those proceeds are going to Arlington Kids’ Kloset, a local nonprofit organization that runs a clothing bank.

Sponsors for the fun run include Seven Lakes Dental, who Palmer said was the main sponsor. S&S Roofing is also providing help manning one of the stations. Moe’s Espresso, Edward Jones financial advisor John Meno and GloryBucha are also contributing.

For vendors interested in participating or for more information go to http://www.stillyvalleychamber.com.

 

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