The Health Fair entertained Temple City residents of all ages on May 12.
Written by ANDY CHUANG / Published June 1, 2012
On Saturday, May 12, the Temple City Unified School district hosted its sixth annual Health fair and 5k walk/run from 8 A.M to 11 A.M at the Temple City Park.
The Health fair gave the opportunity for vendors to spread awareness about one’s health by offering free health screenings as well as providing information upon drug abuse.
Not only that, but the fair also had many other vendors focus on different subjects such as building character, and giving insights upon what to do when a disaster strikes.
Another part of the Health fair was a 5k walk/run that started and ended at the Temple City Park. Participants who signed up early for the event received a free T-shirt.
Runners had to be at 7:25 A.M and started running at 7:30 A.M. Many families along with their kids ran alongside in the five kilometer walk/run.
There was entertainment provided to the children that attended the fair as well, from the inflatable bouncers to the live entertainment courtesy of the Longden elementary school drill team and Temple City High School Green Jazz Band.
There was even a raffle held in the gazebo giving away prizes ranging from a free goodie basket to a Kindle Fire.
Many Temple City residents saw the health fair as a great opportunity to encourage people to become active.
“This is an extremely helpful fair because it provides a plethora of healthful information,” said Sophomore William Liu, “which can inform and transform a person’s stationary life into a healthy and active one.”
Other people sought this opportunity as a method to become more involved in their community.
“I thought the Health Fair was a great opportunity for me to get to know the community better,” said 5k runner Kyle Ku, “It was both fun and kind of educational for me.”