Wellness Activities Filling Boyertown’s Fair

BOYERTOWN PA – More than 75 wellness-related vendors offering healthy living information for all ages will be just one part of the 2019 edition of the annual community Wellness Fair, a free family event, scheduled to be held March 30 (2019; Saturday) from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Boyertown Area Senior High School, 120 Monroe St. The event is sponsored by the Wellness Council of Boyertown.

Coinciding with the fair, United Way of Boyertown will hold its the annual Unity Walk at 9 a.m. The walk started in 2003 to promote diversity and foster a welcoming environment in the Boyertown area community. Participants should meet at the Athletic East Entrance of the high school, and will walk one mile through Boyertown.

At 9:30 a.m., the fair’s activities start with the annual “Running of the Bears” competition. Students and family members from each school in the Boyertown Area School District run laps, and the school with the highest percentage laps wins the Healthy Bear trophy for the year. Washington Elementary School was last year’s trophy winner.

besides its valuable information, the fair features exercise-related demonstrations, games, a moon bounce, youth obstacle course, basketball fun, door prizes, and free water ice from Rita’s. Senior Walking Bingo is offered from 10:30-11 a.m., and kicks off the monthly Walking Bingo series.

New this year is the Wellness Market Place, where vendors can sell their wellness-related items. Those interested in participating as vendors can register online, here.

A “Kids Celebrity Chef” healthy cooking competition and accompanying community judging will be held from 11 a.m. to noon, with winners announced at 12:30 p.m. Elementary school finalists will present healthy dishes for a panel of judges and community to taste. Register for the cookoff, here.

This year’s judges include Boyertown Assistant Superintendent Marybeth Torchia, PA State Representative Marcy Toepel, Center at Spring Street Executive Chef Christopher Mest, Boyertown Mayor Marianne Deery, Dr. Jack Lignelli, and former Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation Board member Linda Lignelli.

Champion-level fair sponsors include the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation, Tompkins Vist Bank, ROG Orthodontics, Mishock Physical Therapy & Associates LLC., Global Advanced Metals, and Chestnut Knoll.

The Wellness Council is a non-profit organization serving Boyertown Area School District residents. Its mission is to foster community families through engagement, encouragement, and connections to make healthy lifestyle choices.

Photo from Flickr.com, used under a Creative Commons license

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