St. Luke's Hospital Wants You to "Spring into Summer" and Take Advantage of the Free Health and Information Fair for Kids and Families

Mark your calendar to "Spring into Summer!" - a day full of events to get you and your family moving towards fun and good health.

Sponsored by Active Routes to School, Carolina Chiropractic Plus, PF3, Polk County, Cooperative Extension, Polk County Recreation Department and St. Luke's Hospital, make plans to attend the free community health fair! Find out what services are available in our community, gather great information, and take advantage of free health screenings.

The free health and information fair will be Saturday, May 30, from 9 am - noon, at Stearns Park in Columbus, NC. (Rain date will be Saturday, June 6.)

To date, the agencies participating include: Polk County Public Library, Foothills Humane Society, Smoky Mountain LME/MCO, The Blood Connection, Steps to HOPE, Costco, Adawehi, Columbus Lions, Seasons of Life, Partnership for Children of the Foothills, White Oak of Tryon, Hospice of the Carolina Foothills, Foothills Health Network, WCCA Columbus Children Center, Dolly Parton Imagination Library, Hands of Hope for Life, Collins Dental Clinic, Polk County 4-H Club, Foothills Gymnastics Academy and Polk County EMS.

Agencies and services are invited to participate for no charge other than offering a healthy activity for kids by calling 894-0972.

This free health and information fair will help you will gain valuable information for yourself and your family and have a better understanding of what healthcare and other services are available in our community.

Other activities planned for "Spring into Summer" include:

Eat Healthy - Browse the Farmers' Market for fresh local food which will be open from 8 am - noon. Healthy cooking demonstrations will be provided by Polk County Extension Services.

Learn About Health - 9 am - noon, St. Luke's Hospital and other providers are hosting a community health and information fair (at Stearns Park in Columbus). Free health screenings and fun activities for kids are planned!

Bike Rodeo - 9 - 11 am, Bring your bike and participate in the Bike Rodeo (a bicycle safety clinic).

Watch Gymnastics - At 10 am, Foothills Gymnastics Academy will put on a show!

Watch the BMX Bike Show! - 11 am - noon, Watch a BMX Bike Show - The Freestyle Connection will be doing do tricks and stunts down the main street of Columbus!

Go for a FREE Swim - 2 - 4 pm, Polk County Recreation Department will host an open house with free swimming and refreshments while they last at Gibson Park pool!

For more information call 894-0972.