A healthy and vibrant community can make for quite an attractive combination.
Which is all the more reason why families should plan to attend the second annual Health & Safety Fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at the S.S. Palmer Elementary School.
Sponsored by both the S.S. Palmer and Towamensing Elementary PTO's, the event strives to raise community awareness, said Towamensing PTO member Jamie Drake, who also serves as event co-chair.
"It's about community awareness," Drake said. "The reason we're having this on a Saturday is so that people can come out as a family, because a lot of the things we have are interactive."
Among the free services that will be offered include stroke screenings by Good Shepherd Rehabilitation; Zumba Class with Julie Stroup from noon-1 p.m., Stranger Danger presentation; "No Texting" car magnets courtesy of Lehigh Valley Hospital Trauma Team; Child ID's with Fingerprinting (Baltimore Life Insurance); a book swap; "Coconut Crusher" demo and booster seat; Law updates by Children's Team of Carbon County; Carbon County's Safety Team; Miller Keystone Blood Center; as well as a Chinese Auction and bake sale.
Drake said the event is open to the general public, and not just those who live in the Palmerton Area School District.
"We're doing this as a community service," she said. "It's a great thing to bring kids out to, because people don't have to spend money."