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S.S. Palmer Elementary holds health, safety fair

Published November 09. 2011 05:02PM

They crushed coconuts, had their fingerprints taken, and received tips on a dance fitness program.

Indeed, there was nary a dull moment at the second annual Health & Safety Fair Saturday at S.S. Palmer Elementary.

Sponsored by both the S.S. Palmer and Towamensing Elementary PTO's, the event easily surpassed that of last year, according to Towamensing PTO member/event co-chair Jamie Drake.

"It's been really excellent," Drake said. "I believe it's because we're having it here in town rather than the high school."

Drake said many of the services offered to visitors were family oriented, hands-on activities.

"Everybody seems to be very happy," she said. "It's a nice event to come out to."

Josiah Kimmel, a pupil at the Parkside Education Center, demonstrated the "Coconut Crusher" demo and booster seat.

"It's cool," said Josiah, 6. "I like how it smashes and goes all over the place."

Lyndsey Nemeth, a Palmerton Area High School student, and her sister, Raegan Nemeth, a pupil at Towamensing Elementary, stepped atop a scale to monitor their weight.

Other free services that were offered were stroke screenings by Good Shepherd Rehabilitation; Zumba Class with Julie Stroup, 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; Law updates by the Children's Team of Carbon County; Carbon County's Safety Team; Miller Keystone Blood Center; as well as a Chinese Auction and bake sale.

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