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Annual Health Fair and Back-to-School party at Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church

COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

It was all about health on Saturday, Aug. 16, at Greater Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church.

The Health Fair and Back-to-School Block Party kicked off in the morning with activities for the entire family. There were free health screenings for blood pressure, sickle cell, vision and much more.

The Health Fair is held every year, and church leaders say it was a great way to start the school year.

"The screenings are intended to help them to know whether or not if its necessary or important that they go for health screenings," says Brenda Sams with Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church. "So it's an opportunity for people who usually don't go to the doctor to get some of the screenings that they need." 

This is the first year the church combined the Back-to-School party with the Health Fair.

Sams says it was a great way to ensure students and parents get the necessary forms for school completed while having have fun as well.

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