Unit 1 set for annual Family Wellness Night

    A healthy food court, demonstrations and activities for kids are just a few of the highlights at this year’s Family Wellness Night.
    Hosted by the Unit 1 School District Wellness Committee, the annual event will feature health and wellness services offered by a variety of local businesses, organizations and public service agencies.
    Close to 80 vendors have signed up to participate in the fair that runs from 6 to 8 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 22 at Coal City High School, 655 W. Division St. Six of the vendors are participating in the event’s popular food court.
    This marks the seventh year for the family-friendly event that draws well over 1,000 people to the school.
    The idea of Family Wellness Night is to connect attendees with businesses and organizations that are centered around wellness. As the committee points out there is more to wellness than good eating and exercise. Wellness comes in many forms—physical, mental, emotional, financial and workplace to name a few, and all will be covered at this year’s event,
    A highlight of the event has and continues to be the healthy food court. This year samples will be provided by the Unit 1 School District food service department, Morris Hospital, Nelly’s, Rachetti’s Cafe, TCBY and Milkman Cafe.
    The event is organized by Wellness Committee members Rodney Monbrum, Karen Vota, Amanda Herrara, Chris Spencer,  Nikki Boresi and Unit 1 Superintendent Dr. Kent Bugg.
    Admission and all activities, including the healthy food court are free and those attending will be entered into a drawing for prizes provided by various vendors and local businesses.
    “It’s a wonderful opportunity to come out to an event where there is something for everyone,” Bugg said.