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Saturday, September 14, 2013

Health Fair, Open House and Festival today

Green Waste Technology's beloved Abbie and Katie will
entertain visitors to today's Open House with free rides.
Plainfielders have a trifecta of events to choose from today.
Horizon NJ Health and BUF Health and Human Services are co-sponsoring a 'Back to School' health fair today from Noon to 4:00 PM.

Horizon's mobile unit will provide blood pressure, glucose and cholesterol screenings for adults. In addition, attendees will get tips on healthy eating and lifestyles as well as an opportunity to take part in Horizon's nationally noted dance/exercise classes.

The health fair will be held at the BUF complex at West 7th Street and Central Avenue.
Plainfield's own environmental business, Green Waste Technologies, will host an open house today from 2:00 - 4:00 PM.

A venture of Plainfield resident Olive Lynch, GWT recycles food waste through using Black Soldier flies, whose larvae consume and recycle the food waste. The end result is a product that can be used as a biofuel or as food for fish farming.

Visitors will see how the plant functions as well as have an opportunity to sign up to have household food waste collected as part of the program. Rides will be available on the now-familiar wagon seen on Plainfield streets and pulled by Abbie and Katie.

Green Waste Technologies is in the former Mack Truck complex, at 1355 West Front Street.
Voluntad Productions offers its second Central American Independence Festival this weekend in the public parking lot between Watchung Avenue and Supremo Supermarket (the former Macy's) from Noon to 10:00 PM.

The Festival features live music acts, food, novelty and apparel vendors and carnival rides and games for the whole family. The amplified music cuts off at 9:00 PM and the festival closes at 10:00 PM tonight and tomorrow.
If you're rested up, you could do all three.

-- Dan Damon [follow]

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Anonymous said...

What a lovely day for these activites...were it not Yom Kippur, which excludes an entire segment of the population of our city and those surrounding us. It was either poor planning, disregard, or disrespect.