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Hawthorn Academy Celebrates Health and Wellness

Apr 17, 2015 06:21PM ● By Bridget James
Hawthorn Academy understands the importance of health and safety. This year marks the sixth year hosting a health and wellness fair, and it won’t disappoint. 

The sixth annual Family Fun Run and Expo is teaming up with an emergency preparedness fair on Saturday, April 25 at Hawthorn Academy (9062 South 2200 West in West Jordan). 

The fun run begins at 8:30 a.m., followed by the expo from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. The fun run will bring a great kick-start to the event, followed by the expo, which will have plenty to entertain people of all ages.

“The main purpose of this event is to bring our community together and help everyone to live a healthy, safe and prepared life,” Stephanie Plunkett Dykstra, wellness chair to Hawthorn Academy, mom and local physician, said. “We want people to have an opportunity to learn about all the great services available in our community as well.” 

Their expo will be a great place to learn more about protecting your family, living a healthier life and seeing what great services West Jordan has to offer for everyone.

 “I am very passionate about this event and it means a lot to me on every level,” Dykstra said. Her passion is easy to see.

Events at this year’s expo include the fun run, raffle drawings and a silent auction throughout the day, bounce houses and games, blood donations and educational classes such as CPR/first aid certification ($50), canning 101, earthquake safety, fire prevention, water conservation and many more. 

All classes will be available in the middle school classrooms from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. (Note: all are free EXCEPT CPR certification.) 

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