Published March 20, 2015
PEACHTREE CITY—Holy Trinity Church in Peachtree City hosted its largest crowd in its 14th annual event known as the Family Health Fair or Dia de la Familia.
Marta McGlade, a parish leader, said by 7:30 a.m. there were crowds lined up to get in and be screened for numerous health exams. The event took place on Saturday, March 14. An estimated 1,000 people turned out for the nearly four-hour bilingual event. McGlade said the crowd was large and so was the number of medical professionals who came out to participate in the community event.
Father Dairo Rico, parochial vicar at Holy Trinity, blessed all the volunteers and workers as well as those coming for medical attention.
Special van offers children’s dental exams
Some of the special services at the fair included clowns to entertain children and health education and public safety presentations.
The Peachtree City Police Department educated the community on infant car seat safety. Participants could have blood screening for diabetes and high cholesterol and high blood pressure. Colgate Palmolive sent out a state-of-the-art van to do dental examinations for children 12 years old and under. The Pregnancy Crisis Center of Hapeville had its van available to give pregnancy tests and sonograms if needed. Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault Centers were giving out information. People could get legal advice to explain federal programs that may help unauthorized immigrant families. Piedmont Hospital provided nutritionists to demonstrate and promote healthy, low-fat cooking.
McGlade said the community is grateful to God for the opportunity to serve the community and was blessed by all the wonderful medical professionals, community entities and all who came to give a hand. She said, “We know it will be even better next year!”