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Third annual Summer Health Celebration set for weekend

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By PETER SAWYER

Various organizations will host the Third Annual Summer Health Celebration and Carnival at the Dewey Hunter Center in LaFollette Saturday from noon to 3 p.m.
“It’s just to raise awareness about what kind of organizations are in this town,” said Christine O’Dell, Court Appointed Special Advocates volunteer coordinator. “To raise awareness about health.”
Health professionals will provide free blood pressure checks, hearing exams, body mass index screenings and visions exams.
Several community organizations—such as the Boy Scouts, local law enforcement, the LaFollete Fire Department and LaFollette Rescue Squad—will be present for demonstrations.
There will be many games for children, including cornhole, miniature golf, basketball, a pitcher’s booth, a Western shootout, ski ball and a duck race. There will also be face painting, bounce houses and an obstacle course.
Sponsors— such as the LaFollette Housing Authority, Community Health of East Tennessee, Camellia Home Health, CASA, Genesis Cumberland Village, Nurse Family Partnership and the Campbell County Health Department—will give away healthy food, but there will also be cotton candy, popcorn and snow cones. Sodas will be on sale.
About 300 people attended last year.
“We’re hoping to have even more than that this year,” O’Dell said.