Boyertown Wellness Fair on March 17 promotes healthy habits

The Wellness Council of Boyertown invites the community to the 13th Annual Wellness Fair, a free family event for all ages to be held on Saturday, March 17, 2018, at the newly renovated Boyertown Area Senior High, 120 Monroe St., Boyertown, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The activities start with the annual “Running of the Bears” competition at 9:30 a.m. Every lap completed by students and their family members counts. The Boyertown school with the most laps wins the trophy for this year.

The event features more than 50 wellness-related vendors, a youth obstacle course, karate demonstration, Pure Fun Entertainment DJ, Max’s Moon Bounce, basketball fun and numerous great door prizes. Rita’s Water Ice of Boyertown will also be on hand serving free water ice. Senior Walking Bingo starts at 10:30 a.m. and continues through 11 a.m., kicking off the monthly Walking Bingo series.

The “Kids Celebrity Chef” healthy cooking competition cook-off and community judging will be held from 11 a.m. to noon. Six elementary school finalists will bring their delicious healthy dishes for the panel of judges and community to taste. This year’s panel includes Boyertown Mayor Marianne Deery, State Rep. Marcy Toepel, Boyertown Assistant Superintendent Mary Ann Torchia, New Hanover Township Manager Jamie Gwynn and Center at Spring Street Executive Chef Chris Mest.

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More than 600 local community members looking to improve and support their individual wellness goals attend the Wellness Fair annually. Further information and a full list of vendors can be found on our website at Boyertownwellness.org.

The Wellness Council of Boyertown is a 501(c)(3) non-profit and has developed health-related programming and activities, including a Wellness Fair, Community Field Day and Cross Fit fundraiser for Brendan’s Band, as well as Senior Walking Bingo. Our community track at Memorial Stadium will proudly add the Jerry Karver Track gate in the next sixth months. With your help and support, we will continue to bring programming to families and individuals in all areas of Wellness.