HEALTH, SAFETY FAIR DRAWS HUNDREDS

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May 16, 2013 (El Cajon) – Children, seniors and families had fun exploring better ways to live at the free Farragut Circle Health & Safety Fair on May 11 in El Cajon.

The community outreach effort of the Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program of the First Presbyterian Church of El Cajon drew a steady stream of people to the 500 block of Farragut Circle. Mother Goose and local princesses helped welcome the early crowds. 

“Everybody’s smiling,” said Jackie Jackson, library assistant at the Dr. William C. Herrick Community Health Care Library of the Grossmont Healthcare District in La Mesa. “This has to be the friendliest fair ever.”

Children exercised at Scouting 320’s obstacle course, made Mother’s Day gifts, rode in a little fire truck and learned about bike racing and other sports.

Adults enjoyed free neck, shoulder and back rubs; had fun laughing with yoga, took advantage of free health screenings and explored dozens of ways to healthier, safer living.

The sale of homemade baked goods and money donated by The Springs retirement center, which sold hot dogs and lemonade, raised almost $500 for Feeding America’s Weekend Wellness Backpack Program, according to event Chairwoman Sandra Hood.