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Saturday was hot, but the local action was event hotter as the Arnold Community Educational Services kicked off August with a “Health Fair on the Square.”

ACES founder and director Charlyce Arnold said the day was a success because people got to come out to not only spend time with the family, but to also learn some healthy habits, and even find out a little about their health.

“It went really well,” said Arnold. “I was very please. We also had a good showing from the community.”

One of her favorite moments was when the Brownfield Fire Department decided to cool things off by turning on the fire hoses for a little water action.

“I just had a ball with the fire hoses,” Arnold said and laughed.

There were several activities during the health fair including blood pressure checks, oxygen screenings and blood sugar tests, which were conducted by Brownfield Interim HealthCare and by the South Plains Health District. They also handed out free coloring books and goodie bags.

Brownfield Dental also was giving away freebies such as toothbrushes as toothpaste.

The Brownfield Police Department was also on had to give information on the Safe Place program.

Michael Lee from Brownfield Regional Medical Center was also there as was Richard Porter from the YMCA. To help get things started right, Forever Nutrition was open and cranking out $5 smoothies. They also conducted a cardio drumming class as well as a Zumba lesson.

Arnold said she loved the atmosphere of the event, as it was very positive and especially family oriented. Everyone, she said, were all in high spirits.

Did Arnold learn anything about her personal health?

“No, because I go to the doctor and I didn’t need anything checked this time,” she said and laughed.