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Front Page October 10, 2017  RSS feed

County Health Fair at Expo provides fun and services

By Sherry Matney


Six grade students listen as leaders teach lessons on good nutrition. 
Sherry’s Shots Six grade students listen as leaders teach lessons on good nutrition. Sherry’s Shots For the third straight year the Leon County Expo hosted the Leon County Health Fair. This year more than 70 vendors displayed their products and programs and 150 locals received their flue shots. The traveling mammogram “The Rose” provided over thirty mammograms.

At least 250 sixth graders and 120 freshmen attended the event. Donna Danford explained that they had expanded to high school ninth graders to promote the dangers of drinking and driving.

Students from 4-H Clubs helped guests maneuver as they donned goggles that simulated being intoxicated. After putting on the goggles guests were asked to “walk the line”. It was surprising the outcome.

The Health Fair has been going on for eleven years. The first groups went from school to school sharing the word about better nutrition and exercise.



Carter Commercial and Residential (Leah Jones) popped for lunch for 6th and 9th graders from Leon County schools who attended the event. (l. to r.) Donna Danford, Leon County Social Services Executive Director; Leah Jones/Carter Commercial; Clara Jones, Leon County Health Fair (Event Coordinator). Contributed photo Carter Commercial and Residential (Leah Jones) popped for lunch for 6th and 9th graders from Leon County schools who attended the event. (l. to r.) Donna Danford, Leon County Social Services Executive Director; Leah Jones/Carter Commercial; Clara Jones, Leon County Health Fair (Event Coordinator). Contributed photo

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