South Whittier School District partnered with Los Angeles County Supervisor Janice Hahn to host the annual community Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, May 6, at Carmela Elementary school bringing health resources to the community.
The event included over 30 vendors that are available to South Whittier residents. There were dental resources available, a mobile vaccination clinic on site, after school programs, mental health programs, and so much more.
Janice Hahn addressed attendees with a welcome and shared, “We want to be that safety net for you so that you and your family’s life can be good. Taking care of your health takes time and sometimes money you don’t have.”
Aside from the many resource vendors, South Whittier School District students gave a variety of performances. Graves Middle School’s band played a few songs, each school in the district gave a music performance, and the district’s mariachi group also performed.
There was also great food, exhibits, and games available. There were obstacle courses that kids could participate in, an art exhibit of SWSD student art work, free books, arts and crafts, and tacos, snacks, and the Kona Ice truck.
This is an annual event, and this event was the first event that was held in person since before the pandemic.