Fitness and music fill Tobaccoville Park


The Mobile Jukebox provided music for the Music in the Park event.

The Health and Fitness Day brought 15 vendors to Tobaccoville to provide demonstrations and share information with community members.

TOBACCOVILLE — The Village Park was filled with the activity of two events on May 17. Over 150 community members came out for both Health and Fitness Day and Music in the Park.

“We began planning the health fair in January,” said Joyce McGee, committee member. The 15 vendors on site provided health and fitness information and demonstrations for all ages.

Beginning at 2 p.m., information about skin cancer, insurance, and the senior games was available. Representatives from Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center were on site to educate the public about osteoporosis and stroke prevention. Diabetes health was the topic covered by the Health Department.

The Living Well Cheerleaders performed. Blood pressure screenings, goody bags from Senior Services, and healthy snacks were offered to all participants. The Fire Department had a truck on display, and the Sherriff’s Department was available to answer questions.

The Music in the Park activities began as the health fair was winding down. “By 4 o’clock eveyone wanted to be outside listening to the music,” said McGee.

Taylor Vaden, as Elvis, performed for the crowd. Then the Mobile Juke Box provided a variety of musical genres. A snack table was set up with chips, moon pies, and drinks.

A pickleball clinic, relay races, and hula hoops provided some things to do while enjoying the music. “The committee wanted to have things for the children to do,” McGee explained.

The next event will be a movie in the park. Earth to Echo will be shown on June 5 beginning at dusk. A rain date is set for June 12.

Diane Blakemore may be reached at 336-368-2222 or on twitter @PilotReporter.

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