The city of West Chicago will kick off its Healthy West Chicago initiative at Blooming Fest on May 16.
The addition of Health West Chicago to the annual spring garden and craft event seemed like a natural fit.
"Between the connection of good health to gardening, and because of the level of exposure Healthy West Chicago will receive at an established event which draws a crowd in the thousands, pairing the two made perfect sense," the city of West Chicago’s Marketing and Communications Coordinator Rosemary Mackey said. "It even sparked this year’s event theme 'Blooming Fest – Growing a Healthy West Chicago.'"
Blooming Fest attendees can learn new ways to cook healthy meals and increase physical activity at the Health West Chicago area.
Visitors also will learn about the Healthy West Chicago Community Action Plan and how residents can become a part of making West Chicago the healthiest community in the region.
Blooming Fest will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in downtown West Chicago.