From Healthy Harford:
Approximately 1,000 Harford County residents filled the area next to the Bel Air Farmers’ Market on Saturday, September 28 to enjoy free fitness classes, cooking demonstrations and children’s activities and to acquire tips for living healthy at Healthy Harford Day.
Hosted by Healthy Harford, a coalition of local government agencies, businesses, non-profits, and citizens dedicated to improving the health of Harford County residents, Healthy Harford Day drew more than triple the crowd who attended last year’s event. On a beautiful Saturday morning, area residents participated in free Zumba, Tabata and CRX classes, enjoyed a cooking demonstration by Chef Jennifer Williams from Open Door Café, took advantage of free bike helmets and fittings, met Baltimore Blast midfielder and forward Max Ferdinand, or visited one of the 45 vendors promoting healthy lifestyle tips.
On- air personality Tracy Hart from KHZTV Broadcast served as the master of ceremonies for the event, which attracted local dignitaries including Bel Air Town Councilman Dr. Rob Reier, County Council President and Harford Lyme Advocate Billy Boniface and Maryland Senator Barry Glassman.
Bari Klein, Health Promotion Specialist, says many people and organizations are to credit for the success of this year’s Healthy Harford Day, and notes that the event would not have been possible without the support of local partners, Healthy Harford Day vendors and its committee of volunteers. “We would like to thank the Bel Air Farmers’ Market and market master Andrea Kestner as well as the Town of Bel Air for partnering with Healthy Harford to help make Healthy Harford Day a premier event for providing Harford County residents the resources available to help them begin adopting a healthy lifestyle,” says Klein. “We would also like to thank the Harford County Public Library for working with us to launch the Get Healthy Harford Campaign to kick-off Healthy Harford Day.”
For more information on Healthy Harford and how to stay healthy in Harford County, please visit www.healthyharford.org or follow Healthy Harford on Facebook. If you are interested in participating in next year’s Healthy Harford Day, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.