SWANSEA — The annual Health Fair at Case Junior High School was held this past Wednesday morning with a number of guests coming with a variety of health related activities along with pet therapy and emergency department demonstrations.

 

Teachers Colleen Robillard and Laura Sauro coordinated the event and were aided by other teachers and staff members.

The event ran for over three hours with all of the students in the school moving from one activity to the other.

New this year was having teacher Lindsey Alexander attend with her horse `Senator' and Jackie Dunham arrive with her pony `Hope.'

While pet therapy dogs have been among those coming forward, this year they were joined by a cat.

Among the outdoor exhibits were a k-9 `Axel' from the Bristol County Sheriff's Officer joined by his handler Brennan Bulgar. School Resource Officer Shane Mello was also present along with officer Charles Rowland. State Police Officer Anthony Pagliaroni was also present with the State Police armored SWAT vehicle.

Swansea Ambulance and Fire Department were also on hand. Volunteer firefighter Grant Hajder who is also a teacher at Case Junior High School, was there with the heavy rescue unit.

Inside, Fire Chief Grant Hajder was among those outfitting students with the gear worn by firefighters. There were also CPR sessions with the American Health Association and Swansea ambulance.

There were a number of dance and exercise demonstrations with student involvement, hip hop, salsa, and line dancing were among the activities.

There was also exercise with former CJHS student Tabitha Soares, whose father teachers at the school.

Other activities included online safety, yoga, meditation, and chiropractic.

Samaritans suicide prevention and the Children's Advocacy Center were among those who were part of the day. The Melanoma Foundation and Diman Dental also had booths.