The Madera County Health Department and the Bridge Store hosted the 2013 Fruit and Veggie Fest at the grocery store, 748 N. D Street, Sunday afternoon from 3-6 p.m. with low-priced fruits and vegetables, kids’ games, colorful entertainment and information on healthy eating and exercise. Champions for Change, Network for a Healthy California also helped with the project.
About 400 people attended the event, according to Zolton Torok, health education specialist for the health department.
“What better place to highlight fruits and vegetables than the local ‘mom and pop’ grocery store,” he said. In addition to providing the area in front of the store, the Bridge Store helped promote the event with flyers and advertising.
Juan Silva, also with the health department, served as the DJ throughout the afternoon. Entertainment included dancers from Folkoric Mizajaoa, Michele School of Dance (Thrive Fitness), Angela Adam’s Zumba and youth dancers from Cecilia Rios’s Folkloric Dance group...