April 18, 2024

Save-A-Life Saturday: Health reviews, activities, more at Alpena Farmers Market | News, Sports, Jobs

Photo Courtesy This Saturday, the Alpena Farmers Market, in partnership with MidMichigan Health and other community organizations, will be offering free CPR training, health screenings and more, as well as the usual fresh produce, flowers and natural and handmade products from local farmers and artisans.

ALPENA – This Saturday is Save-A-Life Saturday at the Alpena Farmers Market, featuring free health-related activities, demonstrations, and safety demonstrations, as well as live music and more than 25 local vendors.

The special event will be held from 9 am to 1 pm The Farmers Market will be open regularly, from 8 am to 1 pm at Mich-e-ke-wis Park in Alpena.

MyMichigan Health will be conducting blood pressure and blood sugar screenings, CPR and AED education and awareness, water safety information and distributing free life jackets.

The Alpena Fire Department will be conducting fire safety programs, and Catholic Human Services will provide Narcon education.

The Alpena Lions Club will host a bike and craft giveaway for children. The Lions will also offer vision screening for babies and children.

The Alpena Public Library will be doing a craft and reading program for children from 10 to 11 am

Live music by John LaCross will be presented by Thunder Bay Family Dentistry and Thunder Bay Folk Society.

This is the third year the Alpena Farmers Market has offered Save-A-Life Saturday, according to Alpena Farmers Market President JB Cook.

He said it’s partially funded by the Youth and Recreation Millage, and MyMichigan Health also helps sponsor it and provide educational information to attendees.

Cook said the family-friendly event is a great way to get out in the community and take care of your health at the same time.

You could even pick up some fresh, locally grown vegetables while you’re there.

“Production has been slow this year, because of that dry spring, but this rain should help things a lot,” Cook said. “We are a local producers only farmers market. It’s all local.”

He noted that the market is more than just veggies.

“We have a lot of unique handmade things there, and artisans down there,” Cook said.

He hopes to see many people at Save-A-Life on Saturday. He encourages them to come “learn about being healthier and support our community and health professionals in the area.”

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