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Kiss-a-Pig hosts Olympic, health fair at SEHS
A monkey bridge set up and manned by Boy Scout Troop 295 from Guyton. - photo by Photo by Sandi Van Orden

The Effingham County Kiss-a-Pig campaign committee hosted a Junior Olympics/health fair Saturday.

There were numerous activities for children to participate in including a 50-yard dash and a monkey bridge.

Beverly Donaldson a campaign manager for Troy Alford, Effingham County’s representative in the Kiss-a-Pig campaign, said the event was set up for the whole family to enjoy.

She said the children could earn a medal by participating in eight events and visiting four of the booths.

She said the fundraising goal for the Kiss-a-Pig campaign in Effingham is $10,000 or more.

Health booths had information about heart disease, stroke, hand washing, exercise, asthma and the negative effects of smoking. There were stations to check body mass index, blood pressure and blood sugar.

There were also healthy snacks available including grilled hot dogs on whole wheat buns and fruit.