Health and safety to be focus of annual fair

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STANDISH –– The 2017 Saganing Health and Safety Fair will come to Standish July 20 to draw attention to healthy habits and community safety.

Jenny Trout, public health nurse for the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe, said the fair has been going on for more than 20 years. The theme for the 2017 fair is camping.

“We normally get around 400 attendees that come through,” she said. “We usually have about 30-40 local agencies that come out from the Red Cross and different police departments and we’ve had Life Flight come in and land.”

Trout said most years children in attendance are able to take tours in the helicopter and smoke house throughout the day.

There will be bike giveaways, door prizes, a bounce house, a DJ, a balloon twister and other various entertainment for attendees to participate in. The fair is free to attend and includes a free lunch of hot dogs, chips and other items.

Trout said the vendors tend to change from year to year and the fair has continued to grow in the past few years.

“It’s a good time for agencies and attendees,” she said. “I enjoy it and it’s a good time to get together to share what they offer for health and safety with the community.”

The fair will be held at the Saganing Tribal Center located at 5447 Sturman Rd. in Standish from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. For more information, call 989-775-5810.

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