Thursday 20 September, 2018

Black River Day to include health fair

Residents of Black River are encouraged to come out to take advantage of the health component of this year's Black River Day 2018 – “the Ultimate Street Festival” -- which will be held on Friday, July 27th in the town. 

There will be a huge health fair component where patrons can run a battery of cholesterol, blood pressure and diabetic checks.

"There will be a team of three doctors, a dermatologist, a doctor doing back to school checks, and a general practitioner, as well as a supervised team of medical students, There will be consultations from Diabetic Association of Jamaica, the National Health Fund, the Heart Foundation of Jamaica, and commercial booths set by local sponsors to promote healthy lifestyles," Peter Campbell, the project manager of the health fair component of the Black River Day, said. 

This the first time that there will be a health fair component to the Black River Day which is in its sixth year. 

"Jamaica Moves will also be a part of the fair, and we have a stage set up where we will have an exercise session by the Sweet Energy Fitness where the crowd can engage in physical activity," he said.

Dancehall acts such as Vershon, Gage, Laden, Singer J, veteran act Admiral Tibet, gospel act Lt. Stitchie will be wowing the audiences with their talents during the main stage show. Other acts on the show are Mikeylous, Mr. Khool, Villa Dutch and Queen Kamarla. 

"We continue to support and encourage commercial activity, and any effort which will  lift the profile of the town. Black River  has so much history and promise,  and this street festival provides a big boost to the economy of our parish, because it attracts over 25,000 patrons each year," GT Taylor, assistant public relations officer of the organising committee of the Black River Day festival, said.