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RVC School District to Host First Annual Family Fun Fitness Fair

The event will start with a Substance Use Awareness Walk.

The Rockville Centre Wellness Committee will work in conjunction with the RVC Drug, Alcohol and Violence Prevention Task Force on Oct. 20 to hold its first annual Family Fun Fitness Day and Substance Use Awareness Walk at South Side High School.

During the event there will be more than 50 vendors and activities to engage participants. Those who attend will be able to explore wellness merchants, consult with medical experts and participate in family fun fitness games such as relay races, juggling, hula-hoop, lacrosse, soccer, basketball, Bootcamp, Zumba and many more. There will even be bouncy castles!

"Our goal is to educate the Rockville Centre Community about all aspects of well being, which includes physical, emotional and social health," said Carol Roseto, Director of Physical Education, Health and Athletics at South Side. "We hope to accomplish this by offering a variety of fun activities to make people of all ages enjoy movement and by offering education on topics such as nutrition, dentistry, body alignment, massage therapy, reflexology, mental health services, and drug/alcohol prevention, detection and treatment. During the fair there will be vendors who perform diagnostic evaluations and give away healthy items."

Activities for "kids" of all ages will be run by volunteers from South Side High School’s Athletes Helping Athletes program and members of the wresting, soccer, softball, volleyball and lacrosse teams.

The Substance Use Awareness Walk registration will start promptly at 8 a.m. and will be followed by the opening ceremonies and walk through the neighborhood surrounding Wilson Elementary School. Upon return to the high school, all will have an opportunity to participate in the fair until noon.

This activity will be rain or shine. If it rains, the walk will still take place outside, but the vendors and activities will move to inside the high school.

For more information about this event or to volunteer please contact Carol Roseto by email at croseto@rvcschools.org.

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