Margaretville — The Annual Wellness Fair at Margaretville Central School will be held on Friday, May 18 from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. where students will be presented with demonstrations dealing with various aspects of wellbeing.
The event which is also open to the community will have plenty of organizations on hand to discuss wellness from not only a physical and mental perspective, but also from the view of social wellbeing. The Delaware County Drug and Alcohol Council will be on hand to teach students about the effects of alcohol. The state police will also be in attendance working with the local SADD chapter. Other activities include a bounce house provided by Belleayre Mountain, as well as spin demonstrations led by the Catskill Recreation Center. Summer camp information will be provided by Frost Valley YMCA and the Saratoga Tree Nursery will be providing information on trees and seedling which they will be giving away.
Perhaps the highlight of the event will be the demonstrations and informational tables put together by the MCS students themselves. The cheerleading and gymnastic squads will be in attendance to show off the hard work they have put throughout the year.
The Wellness Fair will be fol- lowed by the Annual MCS John Riedl Wellness Walk/Run at 1:30 p.m. Students in grades kindergarten through fifth will run from the front of the school up to the traffic light on Main Street and back, while high school students will do a 3K loop around town.
“The community really loves seeing the kids coming through town,” said Tracy Reither, one of the co-organizers of the event, adding that community members are welcome to cheer on participants. “If they finish it, whether they walk it or run it, they’ve accomplished a goal.”
The day will also include: homemade salsa by Mrs. Rose’s 2nd-grade class, how to make fruit-infused water, Mrs. Reither’s Health classes, the physical education department will host some fun games, MCS Science Research class and Science Club will demonstrate some exciting science experiments as well as the FCCLA class, CROP and much more.