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Woolridge announces 2009 St. George Health & Fun Fair for June 20th

Thursday June 11, 2009

For Immediate Release:
Majority Caucus
Louisville Metro Council
Contact: Tony Hyatt 574-4137/526-3622

Local families may be rethinking priorities this summer when it comes to vacations and the economy. But Councilwoman Mary C. Woolridge (D-3) does not want anyone to sacrifice health care if they are faced with tough economic times.

“That is why I am happy to be a proud sponsor of the 2009 St. George Health and Fun Fest,” says Woolridge. “This event is an opportunity to take advantage of free screenings and information that will be beneficial to anyone in the long run.”

The St. George’s Health & Fun Fair will be held on Saturday, June 20, 2009, from 11 AM – 3 PM at 26th and Oak Street in West Louisville.

Mary “Marty” Carter is the founder and chief organizer of the event. She is also President of Better Life Inc. which for years has organized community events to promote better health.

The event will offer the opportunity for screenings in several areas including; stroke risk assessment, blood pressure, irregular pulse check, body fat analysis and chiropractic consultations.

Lead poisoning prevention, diabetes, dental and eye care, mental health and fitness training as well as local service agencies will be on hand to provide information to keep everyone healthy.

Fun is also planned for children with free ice cream and free recreational activities including finger and face painting, the Astro Jump, a bean bag throw and basketball shoot.

“The Health & Fun Fair is a great opportunity for the entire family to get out and enjoy the day together,” said Arthur Cox, Executive Director of St. George’s Community Center.

“I want to thank all of the people and the various groups that have come together for this event,” says Woolridge. “There is no reason why anyone should sacrifice their health when an opportunity such as this is available to them.”

Joining Woolridge as sponsors of the Health and Fun Fair are Norton Healthcare, St. George’s Community Center and St. George’s Episcopal Church.

St. George’s Community Center has provided 43 years of service to Parkland, Park-Hill and California neighborhood youth. All support for the Center helps to fund cutting-edge and creative programming that launch youth into flights of self-discovery. For more information call 502.775.6232 or go to

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