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Auburn Kiwanians, CAC sponsor family health expo

OPELIKA, Ala. — The Child Advocacy Center of East Alabama and the Auburn Kiwanis Club are partnering to present the first-ever Auburn Kiwanis Healthy Family Expo from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. CST, March 1, at the East Alabama Medical Center Health Resource Center, 2027 Pepperell Parkway in Opelika.

The Expo is designed to provide the families of Lee County with a series of workshops covering important topics that impact today’s families. Workshops will be conducted by area doctors, counselors, and professionals on topics such as: family fitness and nutrition; family fun and vacations; keeping the lines of communication open; stepparenting; and navigating the teen years.

"We are thrilled to partner with the Auburn Kiwanis Club to present the first-ever Healthy Family Expo," said Emilyn Gipson, executive director of the CAC of of East Alabama. "This is an excellent opportunity for Lee County families to take advantage of free instruction from local professionals on a variety of family topics. Healthy families require work and we hope that these workshops will provide parents with the tools they need to continue to strive to be a physically and emotionally healthy family."

Each workshop will last approximately 1 hours. All workshops are free of charge and lunch will be provided by Sam’s Club of Auburn. Child care and group activities are planned for children ages 2 to 4, 5 to 8, and 9 to 12 at the Child Advocacy Center, 1810 Corporate Drive, Opelika.

Pre-registration will be accepted for the first 100 people and will be opened to the public on Friday, Feb. 22. To register, please contact the Child Advocacy Center of East Alabama at 334-705-0770. This event is open to Lee County families only.

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