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A sunny Saturday afternoon greeted the several hundred Wilson residents who made it out to Five Points Park June 23 for a day of food, fun and even a little learning.
The Community Fun Day and Health Fair Expo was sponsored by the Five Points Association, the Wilson Housing Authority and numerous community organizations whose booths lined the walking track around the park.
Participating organizations who were on hand to pass out information and goodies included Wilson’s Legal Aid office, the Wilson County Department of Social Services, North Carolina A&T University’s Cooperative Extension program, the Arts Council of Wilson, the Five Points Outreach Center, Crossroad Street Ministry and YOUTH, or Youth-Oriented Understanding Through Help, of Wilson.
The health fair was coordinated by Sandra Coley of the Carolina Family Health Centers and the Wilson County HIV/AIDS Task Force. Fresenius Kidney Care of Pitt County also had representatives on hand to talk with residents.
The Wilson Police Department brought its mobile Ident-A-Kid unit and also supplied the grill and chef for the more than 400 hot dogs and hamburgers that were consumed during the afternoon.