Healthy Families Expo hits Lima


By J Swygart - jswygart@limanews.com



Kevin Nagel, of St. Marys, tries the zip line Saturday on Main Street during the 2017 Healthy Families Expo at Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center in downtown Lima.


Kelli Cardinal | The Lima News

LIMA — Dance demonstrations, classes on fitness and health, and outdoor activities that were just plain fun drew visitors young and old downtown Saturday morning for the 2017 Healthy Families Expo.

Sponsored by the Lima/Allen County Regional Transit Authority, Lima Memorial Health System, Sphere Virtual Reality, St. Rita’s Health Partners, and Ultrasound Party and Events, the expo placed an emphasis on healthy living and healthy families.

Among the highlights of the event was guest speaker Andy Dooley, a Lima native and 2016 Face of Reebok One. He discussed ways for families to start adapting a healthier diet and a more active lifestyle.

On stage at the Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center were demonstrations focusing on dancing and other healthy physical activities.

Still more activities took place outside the Civic Center. A portion of South Main Street was closed to traffic to accommodate a 100-foot zip line. Other attractions included an inflatable obstacle course, face painting, and vendor booths.

Kevin Nagel, of St. Marys, tries the zip line Saturday on Main Street during the 2017 Healthy Families Expo at Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center in downtown Lima.
http://www.limaohio.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/54/2017/08/web1_081217AACHealthExpo01cardinal.jpgKevin Nagel, of St. Marys, tries the zip line Saturday on Main Street during the 2017 Healthy Families Expo at Veterans Memorial Civic and Convention Center in downtown Lima. Kelli Cardinal | The Lima News

By J Swygart

jswygart@limanews.com