Building on the success of last year’s inaugural Healthy Family Night, the Hannibal Central School District held the event once again this year, with equally positive results.
Hundreds of students and parents filed into Fairley Elementary School for the event, where they were greeted by teachers, staff members, local business owners and agency representatives.
With more than 40 vendors on hand, attendees had plenty of options to explore when it comes to the different services and activities available in the community.
Parents were able to learn more about the school breakfast program, sign their child up for an ID card through Operation Safe Child, explore health care provider options and engage in conversation with the vendors.
Students also had several activities in which to participate, such as rock climbing in the gymnasium, coloring pictures, creating crafts, and perusing the books at the book fair.
“We all had a great time – students, families, vendors, school staff and event organizers,” said Fairley Elementary School psychologist Geri Seward, who spearheaded the event.
“We are so pleased with the turnout and we are already planning how to make it even better next year,” she said.
According to Seward, the event was a success in large part to volunteers and donations from community members and area businesses.
Several local companies and individuals donated gift certificates and prizes, which were raffled off to the attendees.