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Kat-Lewisboro Schools Slate Annual Wellness Fair

LEWISBORO, N.Y. – The Katonah-Lewisboro School District will hold its fifth annual Wellness and Sustainability Fair on Saturday, April 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at John Jay High School.

The fair will follow a 9:30 a.m. walk/run for fitness and fun, sponsored by the Booster Club, and will feature a variety of exhibits, activities and informational resources for all ages based on healthy living.

The fair is coordinated by the school district’s sustainability committee and serves as an opportunity for both school and community organizations to share the work they do as part of their commitment to health, wellness, and sustainability, according to the school district. Last year, more than 40 groups participated, and even more are expected to be involved this year.

Attendees will have the opportunities to tour the newly renovated John Jay High School (JJHS) Fitness Center, the new AP Farms athletic fields, and the solar panels that the district installed. Northern Westchester Hospital representatives will offer health screenings, the JJHS AP Environmental Class will discuss water usage in the district, Energize Bedford and Energize Lewisboro will review ways homes may be losing energy and the JJHS Noteables and the Rolling Tones will provide entertainment, the district said.

Other participants include the KLSD nurses, Putnam Northern Westchester BOCES Environmental Center, Westmoreland Sanctuary, the Katonah Museum of Art, the JJHS SADD organization, Lewisboro Recreation Department, Safe Routes to School, the Department of Public Works, the Town of Lewisboro Sustainability Committee, TOL Garden Committee, TOL Stormwater Committee, Slow Food of Westchester, the Pound Ridge Land Conservancy, the Westchester Land Trust, the Wolf Conservation Center, the KL Foundation and the Katonah Chamber of Commerce, according to the district.

Guests will also be able to purchase plants from the elementary schools’ edible gardens, explore local sustainability initiatives, sign up for summer camps, enjoy student performances and more. Aramark will provide healthy food for purchase.

Children will be provided with fun, hands-on educational experiences related to health and wellness, the district said.

Those interested in displaying work or would like more information on how to be part of the event, contact Terry Costin at tcostin@klsd.lhric.org .

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