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Neighborhood Health hosts parking lot festival

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Photo by Rod Smith

Getting into the festival mood is Elizabeth Chapin who sits quietly as face painter Jaelei Grant (L) and Sophie Grant work their magic during Thursday’s Yakima Neighborhood Health Services’ Festival in the Parking Lot. The parking lot party was a celebration of the recent expansion of services at the Sunnyside facility on Scoon Road.

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Showing his moves in the hula hoop contest is Sunnyside’s Elias Acevedo, who went on to earn second place honors in the event held as part of the activities offered Thursday at the Yakima Neighborhood Health Services’ Festival in the Parking Lot.

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A number of informational booths not only provided health fair visitors with useful resource information, they served as game stations. Those stopping by the Yakima Housing Authority booth also got to take a turn playing the “spin the wheel” for prizes.

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Community Health Plan of Washington representative Sandra Valasquez shares information about the state’s health finder plan with visitors to her booth at the Scoon Road health fair. In addition to insurance information, fair vendors offered materials and services regarding the WIC program (women, infant and children), Nuestra Casa, People for People, Services Alternatives, Sunnyside United/Unidos, as well as offering back-to-school immunizations.

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Daisy Cano (seated) took advantage of a health booth to check her blood pressure with the help of Christina Licano, one of the nurses on hand at Thursday’s health fair held in the Scoon Road parking lot of Yakima Neighborhood Health Services in Sunnyside.

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Abram Jordan Villanueva sits among a pile of hula hoops at yesterday’s health festival, which offered on-site health screenings provided by the staff at Yakima Neighborhood Health Services. The Scoon Road facility recently expanded to include dental services and an on-site pharmacy.

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Among the activities for children attending yesterday’s health festival at the Sunnyside office of Yakima Neighborhood Health Services was chalk art. Here, 5-year-old Uriel Estrada tries his hand at drawing a dinosaur.

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