Westlake Safety and Wellness fair helps individuals and the community

Chomps, the Browns mascot, poses for a selfie with attendees at last year's Community Safety and Wellness Fair. This year's fair will be held on Saturday, May 19.

The City of Westlake and UH St. John Medical Center will host the third annual Community Safety and Wellness Fair at the Westlake Recreation Center on Saturday, May 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The fair is free and open to the public.

“This is an opportunity for people of all ages to come together and learn ways to live a safer and healthier lifestyle,” said Mayor Dennis Clough, confident this will be a fun event for the entire family. “Safety doesn’t happen by accident.”

An Honor Guard featuring active service members, law enforcement and veterans will present the flag at 10:15 a.m. in observance of Armed Forces Day. Among the scheduled activities will be Touch-a-Truck with 22 vehicles, children’s inflatables and activities, more than 70 vendors, health and cancer screenings, visits by Chomps and Safety Pup, and the UH SJMC helicopter landing (weather permitting). New this year will be a free bicycle helmet distribution for children and free family first aid kits, both while supplies last.

Also new is the opportunity to help others by participating in the LifeShare Blood Drive or donating non-perishable, unexpired food to the Westlake Food Pantry operated by the city’s Community Services Department. Donors to the Food Pantry will receive a “Community Health and Safety Fair Spring into Health” T-shirt (while supplies last).

The schedule, list of demonstrations and vendors, and other details about the fair can be found at www.cityofwestlake.org/Safety-Fair.

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Volume 10, Issue 9, Posted 9:59 AM, 05.01.2018