Dauphin County to host 5th annual Northern Dauphin Wealth through Health event on September 8
ELIZABETHVILLE, PA (August 23, 2018)—Dauphin County Commissioners Jeff Haste, Mike Pries and George P. Hartwick, III and the Northern Dauphin Human Services Center will host the 5th annual Northern Dauphin Wealth through Health event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 at the Short Mountain Conservation Club, 200 Gun Club Road, in Lykens.
“When it comes to health care, we should be proactive, get regular checkups and stay active,” said Hartwick, who oversees the county Human Services agencies. “To help promote health and wellness, we’re partnering with a number of providers and experts to host this free annual health fair.”
The fair will offer health screenings, giveaways, health information, products, live entertainment and contests. Refreshments from Deimler’s Pork BBQ, Boyer’s Food Market, Red Robin and the Short Mountain Conservation Club will be available for purchase. Flowers, fresh produce, aromatherapy candles and jewelry will also be for sale.
“Health experts will be on hand to answer questions and conduct blood pressure checks and other screenings,” said Haste. “Many health problems can be prevented entirely or improved with early detection.”
This free event will also include a cornhole tournament, archery contest, yard games, mascots, child finger-printing and car seat safety checks by the State Police, the Kiss Mobile and Booky Mobile. The Central PA Blood Bank will also be on hand to accept donations.
“Our goal is to raise awareness and encourage healthy habits,” said Pries. “Working together, we’re making our community healthier and stronger – Valley Strong.”
Proceeds from the event will go toward the Dr. Barry Daub Healthcare Scholarship Fund which is offered each year to residents of Halifax, Line Mountain, Millersburg, Tri-Valley, Upper Dauphin and Williams Valley school districts.
The event is sponsored by the Dauphin County Commissioners, Northern Dauphin Human Services Center, WQLV 98.9, the Short Mountain Conservation Club, UPMC Pinnacle and Senior Life.