The Port Washington Public Library's Second Annual Family Health Hunt drew more than 1,300 visitors to the library on Feb. 8. Children traveled throughout the building with magnifying glasses in hand as they looked for clues to a healthy heart, mind and body.
Governor Paterson said, "The library has played a central role in promoting the benefits of adopting a long-term healthy lifestyle. The first lady and I share a deep concern over childhood and adult obesity, issues that affect the lives of many individuals and families across our state. Wonderful, community-led events like the library's yearly health fair not only raise public awareness, but also provide critical information on prevention and positive change. Local programs like this help point adults and children in the right direction when it comes to making smart choices in their daily lives. On behalf of all New Yorkers, I commend the Port Washington Public Library for its commitment to a healthy community and a healthy Empire State."
The Health Advisory Council, which is funded by private donations through the Port Washington Library Foundation, organized and co-sponsored this wonderful community-wide event with support from Children's Services and the library's ESOL program.