First Annual Fall Fitness Festival Set for Saturday, November 4

Fall has arrived on the calendar, and the People’s Health & Wellness Clinic is marking the occasion with its first Annual Fall Fitness Festival on Saturday, November 4, 9:00 am to 12:00 noon at the U-32 High School gym. The event will feature dance fitness with well-known local Zumba and Jazzercise instructors.

The Festival is a fundraising event for the clinic, furthering its mission of health and wellness. Participants can register for either Zumba or Jazzercise sessions for $20 each, or both at a discounted rate of $35. But don’t stop there! For each $10 participants raise above their registration fee, they earn a raffle ticket for great prizes, including day ski passes, a Bluetooth, restaurant gift certificates, exercise class passes, and more. Raise $100 – get 10 chances to win; raise $200 – get 20 chances, etc. You get the picture.

Pre-registration is encouraged, but not necessary. All funds raised may be turned in at the door.

Businesses who would like to sponsor the event may do so at the $500 Gold Level and have their banner on display, or $250 Silver Level and have materials on our display table. All will be acknowledged on our website.

Call the Clinic at 479-1229, or download the registration and sponsor forms on the Clinic website:

We hope the Fall Fitness Festival will become our annual fall fundraising event,” said Clinic Executive Director Peter Youngbaer. “These are very uncertain times for health care, and the need for our safety net program is growing. It’s a great opportunity for people to go out, promote community awareness, and raise money to help provide needed health care to those who can’t afford it,” he added. “Plus, it’s a great way to stay in shape and have a lot of fun!”

The People’s Health & Wellness Clinic is in its 24th year of providing free primary health care and wellness education to uninsured and underinsured community members of central Vermont who cannot otherwise afford these services. PHWC serves all of Washington County and neighboring towns in Orange, Caledonia, and Lamoille Counties. Medical care, mental health, body work, and the Clinic’s newest service – oral health – are just some of the offerings available.