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Community Health and Wellness Fair Saturday, April 14

The eighth annual Community Health and Wellness Fair will be held on Saturday, April 14 from 9 a.m. to noon at the Harry Hoag Elementary School in Fort Plain.

This event focuses on helping the community to become aware of the variety of health, wellness, and nutrition-related programs that are available in our surrounding area. This year’s Wellness Fair theme is “Start Your Day the Healthy Way!” 

The fair will feature many children’s activities, games, cooking demonstration, information booths and workshops. Visitors can stop in the cafeteria to enjoy free pinkalicious pancakes, fruit smoothies, huevos rancheros, made-to-order omelets and a homemade oatmeal bar featuring healthy toppings. There will be a free mini-soccer clinic for kids, and the American Ninja Warrior course will be set up all day. The Canajoharie Fitness Center will present a HiiT class at 10:45 in the gym, and “Easy Morning Stretch” classes will be held in the library throughout the morning.

There are many new services being featured this year, including: The Eddy Alzheimer’s Services, Amsterdam Pediatric Dentistry, and Opioid Prevention. Attendees will also enjoy some Wellness Fair favorites, such as Healing Touch, Green Cleaning, Price Chopper Kids Cooking, HFM Prevention Council and Fulmont Community Action. The fair will feature free health screenings, children’s games, and nutrition activities. Catholic Charities Office of Domestic Violence and Crime Victims Services will sponsor a balloon release out front at 11:30 a.m.

The Community Health & Wellness Fair is jointly sponsored by the Wellness Committees and School Nutrition Departments of the Canajoharie Central School and Fort Plain Central School. This event is free and open to the public of all ages.