Lyons Central School District is partnering with St. Michael School District to hold their seventh annual Community Health Fair at the Lyons Community Center on Saturday, April 2, sponsored by Fidelis Care.

 

SPOTLIGHT Lyons Community Health Fair

Lyons Central School District is partnering with St. Michael School District to hold their seventh annual Community Health Fair at the Lyons Community Center on Saturday, April 2, sponsored by Fidelis Care.

Event highlights

New this year, the fair will involve children much more than in past years. Kid Power presents ‘Operation Lunch Line’ at 9:30, 10:30, and 11:30 a.m., when kids will be taken on a journey through the human body and learn how the body responds to healthy and unhealthy food.

At 11 a.m. there will be a helicopter drop, where paper helicopters will be dropped from the 70-foot ladder of a fire truck provided by Lyons Fire Department. The owner of the helicopter that lands closest to the giant bulls eye on the ground will win a gift certificate.  

There will be a basketball tournament for boys and girl grades 5 to 12. The cost is $20 per three-member team to participate. Contact Steve Veeder at 946-2250 to sign up.

At 10 a.m., Dr. Mike Vorozilchak of Fingerlakes Family Chiropractor and Wellness will talk about how to experience outrageous health and wellness every day. He’ll explain how a healthy mindset towards good habits can help with maintaining life-long health.

Also at the fair

Other guests include Wayne County Public Health, who will be handing out free bike helmets to promote road safety for kids, and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Department, who will be manning a free Operation Safe Child Kit station.

A Community Breakfast, sponsored by the Lyons Rotary Club will take place from 8 to 11 a.m. Prices will be based on individual orders.

Proceeds go to...

This year’s fundraising efforts will be focused on Mercy Flight Central to honor of the care they provided to the students involved in the bus accident in Savannah.

Why you should attend

“The whole idea behind this is it’s a giving back to the community kind of thing,” said Hugh Spink, who is working with Lyons Middle and High School Nurse Jill Harper to organize the event. “The community does so much for the school districts in our area, and we just want to try to give back to the community that we can,”

Harper agreed.

“It is a community affair,” she said. “The theme of our community is ‘living well together’. This year we have two school districts that are rivals on the athletic field, Clyde-Savannah and Lyons, who are working together to raise funds for Mercy Flight. We all need to work together for the good of the community.”

In a nutshell

WHAT Community Health Fair

WHEN Saturday, April 2 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

WHERE Lyons Community Center on Manhattan Street

FOR MORE INFO 946-6202