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Festival in the Park

Hellyer County Park

June 22, 2008

The Santa Clara County Parks held their second annual Festival in the Park at Hellyer County Park on June 22, 2008. Subtitled "where wellness meets fun," the purpose of the festival was to inspire and educate visitors on health and wellness in a fun atmosphere. There were over 100 exhibitors and activities. Major co-sponsors were Kaiser Permanente, the Santa Clara County Public Health Department, Healthy Silicon Valley, the Health Trust, Steps to a Healthier CA, Valley Health Plan, Subway Sandwiches, El Observador, KLOK 1170 AM, Recuerdo 100.3 FM, Movin' 99.7 FM, Evergreen Times, and Viet Nam newspaper. Here are some pictures from the festival. Note that these are only a small sample of the booths and exhibits that were at the event.

Steps to a Healthier CA of Santa Clara County had a booth by the park entrance

County Parks booth in the kids' area

County Parks booth

Silicon Valley Marathon race arch

San Jose Fire Dept's Shark Engine

Information booth 1

First Aid station

Information booth 2

Health Mobile

Main walkway by the stage

The Santa Clara County Public Health Department's booth

Valley Medical Center booth

Healthy Silicon Valley's booth

Black Mountain Bowmen, Santa Teresa Park

Park volunteers booth

County Parks booth, main area

Motorcycle County Park's demo, showing videos of the park

Geocachers of the Bay Area booth

Santa Clara County Open Space Authority booth

Seeing a live snake at the Open Space Authority's booth

Bay Area Ridge Trail booth

The Health Trust's booth

Santa Clara County Vector Control's booth

El Observador booth

Cheerleading demonstration by CHEERliving

County Parks director, Lisa Killough

Santa Clara County Supervisor Ken Yeager

Kris Sanchez from KNTV

Rosa Betancourt demonstrating Cardio Kick Boxing

Crowd participating in cardio kickboxing

Cardio Tai Chi

Dancing demo

Creative Dance

Indian dancing

Hula hoops

Hip hop dancing

REI's Outdoor School

Free kayak rides on Cottonwood Lake

Kayaking on Cottonwood Lake

Silicon Valley Disk Golf Club's disk golf demonstration

Free sandwiches were provided by Subway

Volunteers handing out sandwiches

County Sheriff's booth

Free popsicles

Wheel of fortune at the Recuerdo 100.3 FM radio booth

Dancing at the KLOK radio 1170 AM  booth

Kids trying out lacrosse

Family Life Christian Center's jump area

Mt. Moriah Masonic Lodge's free child ID photo and info tables

Kaiser's teddy bear booth

Kaiser's obstacle course for kids

Silver Creek Sportsplex's soccer goal

The Girl Scouts of Santa Clara County's three-legged race, part of their Olympian Fun and Games

Skyhawks Sports Camp Soccer Practice

Calero Ranch Stables' booth

San Jose Police

SJPD's sporty police car

4H's Nutrition Jeopardy game

4H petting area

4H seed planting demo

Warming up for the Fruit and Veggie Fun Walk

Fruit and Veggie Fun Walkers circling Cottonwood Lake

Raffle booth prizes. Winning numbers were posted on big sheets.

Sign-ins for the free fruits and vegetables, sponsored by Second Harvest Food Bank

The free vegetable distribution

The free fruit distribution

Free cold bottled water in the rest area

Mounted ranger

Park Ranger Julie Lee and Outdoor Recreation Manager Kathleen Hooper

Train ride around the park.

The festival from the west shore of Cottonwood Lake

Page created by Ron Horii, 6/27/08
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